science journalist based in Mexico City. She graduated in Journalism from the National University of Mexico (UNAM) and holds a master degree in Journalism for News Agencies from the University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain, which included an internship at EFE Agency in Cairo, Egypt. She also did a Diploma Course on Journalism for Developing Countries at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, in New Delhi. Aleida writes about science since 2004 and her work has appeared in several magazines, TV and radio outlets, some of which have been awarded with national awards on science journalism. She is a freelance journalist for SciDev.Net since 2006 and also works as a science writer and editor at the Institute of Physics, UNAM. Aleida is the current president of the Mexican Network of Science Journalists (RedMPC).