Puri was born in the nearby University town of Salamanca, where she graduated in Biology. She achieved a master's degree in tree ecophysiology in that university, and then travelled to the Isle of Man to work in environmental impact assessments in marine habitats.
More recently she has done some work for the European Environment Commission researching the quality of environmental impact studies. She is completely fluent in English and Spanish.
In the early nineties she learnt to fly paragliders, and she has been involved with every aspect of the sport ever since. As a member of the Spanish paragliding team she has flown in both the World and European championships events. Puri was the ladies Spanish champion in 1998, and was amongst the top ten overall ranked Spanish pilots in 1997. A licensed instructor, she has been a key member in all the important international events held in Piedrahita.
For the last two years she has worked for the Piedrahita Town Hall as managing director of a gardening workshop to give training to unemployed people.She is the owner of a rural accommodation business and partner of Flypiedrahita, providing a guiding service for paraglider pilots.
She has spent the last 15 years exploring every corner of this region, both from the air and on land, and knows its wildlife, villages and traditions very well. Her international experience and cultural awareness give her an ability to switch languages and blend into any culture and social background very easily.