María Inés Olaran Múgica graduated in Geography and History from the Universidad Autónoma of
Madrid, specializing in Prehistory and Archaeology (1988).
She continued her
academic formation in history and archaeology in England (1988-1990, University of London and The City Literary Institute).
She worked at the Royal
Thai Embassy and Consulate in Madrid as Interpreter and Translator
She holds a master's
degree in Publishing from the Universidad de Salamanca (2004).
She also holds a master's
degree in Nobility Law, Genealogy and Heraldry from UNED (2006).
She has done the
posgraduate course of Specialist in Archives, Diploma given by the UNED-Fundación
Carlos de Amberes (2007).
She is University
Specialist in Basque Studies: Human, Social and Natural Sciences,
Diploma given by the Universidad del País Vasco/ UNED, Spain,
with Honourable Mention (2008), and holds the Diploma of Expert in
Basque Etnography/Cultural Heritage by the Fundación José Miguel de
She holds a master's
degree in Advanced Methods and Technics of historical, artistical and
geographical Research from UNED, Spain.
has taken several
works and studies in Genealogy specially related to nobility and
heraldry of Spanish families and about Spanish emigration to America,
collaborated in different
publications as publisher and author and has taken part in Congresses
presenting history and genealogy communications in many countries such
as Spain, Italy, France, United States, Brazil, Chili, Peru, Colombia,
Costa Rica and Dominican Republic.
María Inés Olaran Múgica
is Counselor of the Board of the International Confederation of Genealogy
and Heraldry. She also is member of the Board of Real Asociación de Hidalgos de España, member of the Board of Fundación Cultural Hidalgos de España and member of the editorial board of the prestigious magazine La Gacetilla de Hidalgos.
She is numerary member of the Real
Sociedad Bascongada de los Amigos del País (Delegación en Corte), member of the Real Academia Matritense de Heráldica y Genealogía (correspondent member in Brazil) and Real
Congregación de Naturales y Originarios de las tres Provincias
Vascongadas (vice-secretary in the Board).
She is also
member of several international Academies and Associations of History, Genealogy
and Heraldry such as the International Academy for Genealogy, Academia
Costarricense de Ciencias Genealógicas, Academia Dominicana de
Genealogía y Heráldica, Academia de Ciencias Genealógicas y Heráldicas
de Bolivia, Instituto Peruano de Investigaciones Genealógicas, Sociedad Peruana de Historia and
Associação Brasileira de Pesquisadores de História e Genealogia.
María Inés Olaran Múgica has been
officially recognized as "Visitante Distinguida de la Ciudad de Santo
Domingo " (Dominican Republic) in 2009 and "Huésped Distinguida de la
Ciudad de Lima" (Perú) in 2018.
In adition to her academic activity
she is Founding Partner and Director of the company Andrés Cardó
& Asociados, dedicated to Strategic Consulting, Financial Advisory
and Public Affairs, firm located in Madrid (Spain), whose business areas are mainly Education, Culture and Media.