Dr. Legarreta received her B.A. in Psychology, with a minor in Spanish from the University of Texas at Austin. While attending the University of Texas, she was a research assistant at the Children’s Research Laboratory where she collaborated on various research projects examining the development of cognitive and intellectual ability of children and parent-infant interaction. While at UT, Dr. Legarreta participated in a diplomatic internship at the American Embassy in Mexico City where she had the privilege of working with two US Ambassadors. Her diplomatic internship allowed her a tremendous opportunity to be immersed in not only a bi-lingual education but a bi-cultural social exploration.