Matea Španić was born in Zadar, Croatia on 15th of November 1997. She finished Franjo Petrić Gymnasium (MIOC) in Zadar and later obtained her bachelor's degree in Control Engineering and Automation from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb. She defended her bachelor’s thesis “Trajectory planning for an object interception in 3D space” in July of 2019. Due to her academic success, she was awarded City of Zadar scholarship, STEM scholarship, and finally Laboratory for Robotics and Intelligent Control Systems (LARICS) scholarship in 2019. She spent three months working and improving her leadership skills in Charlotte, USA and currently is an active member of Erasmus Student Network in Zagreb.