Teresa Menendez-Taboada obtained her Masters degree in Anthropology from UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) and is currently pursuing a Doctorate at the same institution. Her passion is to know and learn about people through their bones, either the ones living in contemporary societies or the ones who lived in the past. Her world is not only built through these elements of research but also through her concern about animal rights and the environment. She has dedicated part of her life to activism for these important causes. As Director of the NGO AnimaNaturalis International in Mexico, she has been the bearer of messages of justice and awareness; likewise she has coordinated numerous events for the dissemination of the rights for all animals.