Beatriz Vera was born in 1950 on the U.S.- Mexico border. She obtained a Bachelor’s in Social Work from UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico) and a Master’s Degree in Social Anthropology from INAH (Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia).
Currently, Beatriz lives and works in El Paso, Texas. She serves as restorative justice minister in the El Paso Catholic Diocese, and a mediator for the El Paso Dispute Resolution Center. Beatriz is a representative to the State Democratic Executive Committee (SDEC) for Senate District 29 in Texas. She is the mother of two adult children, Javier and Ana, and a grandmother to Joaquin.