I am committed and passionate for furthering Academic Development as a profession that intersects current educational standards with researchers’ and teachers’ real concerns.
Being exposed to a variety of academic cultures in Latin America and Europe, I grew a particular interest in understanding learning and its behavior taking into consideration how learning may be influenced by external and societal factors.
My Bachelor is in Psychology, from UNAM in Mexico City, my PhD is in Social Psychology from the London School of Economics and Political Science. I also trained in brief counselling.
For over 15 years, I have worked in Higher Education as a consultant doing personal and group coaching and training for academics. I am a Pedagogical Advisor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Teaching Support Centre (CAPE) and a Lecturer at the University of Bern in Switzerland.
Recently, I built on the courage to take on the leadership of what I believe, are key initiatives to improve STEM education. My current projects themes are: mental health and well-being in the workplace as well as inclusion, diversity and masculinities.
I am a mother of two, and am fluent in Spanish, English and French.