Annele Elmira Aceves Bernal, was born and raised in Mexico. She is currently studying to complete her M.A. in Political Science at Concordia University. She is interested in the mechanisms of social improvement for lower classes. She holds a Bachelors Degree in International Relations from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Her Bachelors thesis was a comparative study of two social programs, one from Brazil and the other from Mexico. She worked for two years for the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy (CONEVAL) where she focused on the follow up of social programs and the transparency of social programs at the municipal level.