Itzel Herrera is a lawyer graduated from the Popular Autonomous University of Puebla. She earned her bachelor’s degree with the thesis Human trafficking of migrant males in the South border of Mexico. International framework and the Mexican legal perspective. She has a master’s degree in taxation from the University of the Americas in Puebla, with a specialization in tax consulting. She also has postgraduate studies in migration and governance at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE), based at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin America of Harvard University, in Boston, Massachusetts. Itzel has also completed the Diploma in Human Rights at the Institute of Legal Research of the UNAM.

Itzel has experience in civil, family, tax and administrative law. She has worked at the Ministry of Finance of the State of Puebla, the Department for the Protection of Mexicans of the General Consulate of Mexico in Boston and at the city council of Xochimilco, in Mexico City.