Dr. Viniegra is director of the Xabier Gorostiaga SJ Environmental Research Institute She holds a Ph.D. in Geography, specializing in Energy and Environment from Boston University, and is an economist by ITAM. Her research is focused on environmental economics, air and water quality and climate change. She has recently ventured into the topic of Environmental Justice. She belongs to the National Researcher System.
Dr. Ibarrarán-Viniegra is an editor of the Spanish version of Healing Earth.