Mayté received her PhD in Social Psychology from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in 2011. She then went on to do her postdoctoral work at the University of California, Davis, where she developed a line of researched aimed at examining the effects of experiences with early caregivers on the ways individuals react to threats, focusing on social threats. Mayté is currently a research fellow at the BAND Lab at the SFVAMC, where she collaborates on projects designed to examine the effects of personality traits (e.g., such as social values orientation, narcissism and attachment insecurities) and administered oxytocin on group cohesion and group performance. She also collaborates on projects examining the effects of personality and oxytocin on PTSD symptoms. In her free time, Mayté enjoys going to the movies, hanging out with friends and communicating with her family.