Desislava completed a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics with honours from Whittier College (California, USA) in 2007. She spent one semester at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona (Spain) as part of an academic exchange program. In 2010 she graduated with a Master's Degree from the University of Bristol (UK) with a focus on geophysical fluid dynamics. The title of her thesis was: “Numerical Modeling of Tsunami Wave Propagation
”, and it was completed under the supervision of Professor Christian Allen (Professor of Computational Fluid Dynamics). Currently, she is enrolled as a PhD student in the UDIC at IC3, where she works on ENSO dynamics and predictability.
Desislava's main research interests are related to the dynamics of geophysical flows (mainly the flows of the ocean and the atmosphere), the mathematical equations used to describe these flows, as well as the mathematical theory of turbulence and specifically the turbulence of water surface waves.