Sabela studied Computer Engineering in A Coruña, Spain, where she also obtained her doctorate degree in High Performance Computing. During this time, she was a visiting researcher at ETH Zürich and was awarded the Google Anita Borg Scholarship. Afterwards, she returned to ETH as a post-doctorate student where her research focused on performance modelling of microarchitectures. Since 2017, she works as a Software Engineer at Google Zurich. She has led and participated in many initiatives to increase diversity and inclusion in tech, and she currently leads Google Women in Engineering in Zurich.