Alma holds a master’s degree in Educational Research from the University of Aguascalientes, Mexico; a Diploma of Advanced Studies, obtained at the University of Madrid, Spain; and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies, from the University of New Brunswick, Canada. She has 18 years of experience in educational evaluation, which includes evaluation projects in Mexico, Uruguay, Ecuador, and Canada. She has specialized in the development of evaluations, validity studies, and recently in the evaluation of the foundational skills for learning to read. Alma is an optimistic person, and believes that evaluation is a key piece in constructing a better education system.