Deira belongs to a Maya family from the town of Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Quintana Roo, the community founded by Maya rebels who fought the Cast War in the 19th century.

Deira studied psychology at the Autonomous University of Yucatan and she is finishing her master degree thesis on “Concepts of health and disease among Maya children”.

Deira has worked as teacher at the Intercultural Maya University in Quintana Roo. She has participated in national and international congresses with collaborations on themes such as emotions and health in Maya people and intercultural education (Mexico is the eighth most ethnical diverse country in the world). She also has collaborated in research projects on gender equity, social responsibility of university students, communal development and emotions among the Maya.

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