Dr. Rico holds a B.A. in International Relations from Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM), a Master’s degree in Modern Languages from Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, a Foundations of Positive Psychology Specialization from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in Language Science from Universidad Autonoma de Baja California where she graduated summa cum laude. She has designed and implemented training seminars based on the PERMA model of Positive Psychology to help university students develop soft skills. Dr. Rico incorporates the PERMA model to her lessons to enhance her students’ academic experience and performance. She is passionate about building safe learning environments where students connect with each other and contribute to each other’s growth.