Mayra is a postdoctoral research associate at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research in a collaborative research project that aims to understand research assessments, standards and practices in different fields of research. Her doctoral research explores the effects of an international mobility instrument in Mexico. Before coming to Manchester, she was teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the Economics and Management Division, as well as in the Science and Engineering Division at the University of Guanajuato. Additionally, she was Chief in Studies and Scientific-Technology Policy for the Council of Science and Technology of Guanajuato.