Is an Investigador Titular E (an academic level above full professor) at the Optical Research Center in Leon, Mexico, and a head of Infrared Laboratory. She is recognized as (Mexican) Researcher Level Emerita (220 total https://www.jornada.com.mx/ultimas/2018/12/06/reconocen-a-20-academicos-como-investigadores-emeritos-195.html), Fellow of OSA and Fellow of SPIE. She organizes a yearly conference in San Diego for SPIE and is a co-organizer of biannual conference for Ronchi Foundation in Italy on infrared. She is a deputy editor of Optics Express https://www.osapublishing.org/oe/journal/oe/about.cfm and invited lead Editor for Applied Optics on Infrared (due date Dec. 1, 2019, https://www.osapublishing.org/ao/feature.cfm). She applies her knowledge of optical sciences, engineering and infrared to solve problems for the benefit of the humanity.
Ph.D. Optical Sciences, 1979, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA; (first woman). (Infrared, Prof W. L. Wolfe).