Professor emerita of education at Sonoma State University, Dr. Neves received her doctorate in educational anthropology from Stanford University in 1984. Born and reared in California, Neves completed her undergraduate education in Mexico D.F. Mexico and received a bachelor’s degree in international relations and Latin American studies. Neves studied cultural anthropology and early childhood education on a full scholarship from the Mexican American Education Project and received her master’s degree in social sciences from Sacramento State University. Neves has taught at the American School Foundation secondary school in Mexico City and the Stanford University School of Education where she has also been a visiting professor and scholar. In 1997 and in 2002 Neves received Fulbright-Hays fellowships to study issues of globalization (structural adjustment) in the education systems of Tanzania and of Uganda. She is a member of the board of the Sonoma State University Academic Foundation, the Board of Directors of the Green Music Center in Sonoma County, the advisory board of the Stanford University School of Education, the Board of Trustees of Opera San José, Board member of the Berger Institute at Claremont McKenna College, and was a member of the Board of Trustees of Scripps College from 2009-2015.