Patricia Canto is involved in designing and implementing communication strategies for the Institute's publications and research processes. She is currently working on her PhD thesis in which she is exploring the link between communication and the social impact of research.
She holds a Degree in International Relations from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Sussex's Institute of Development Studies. Before working at Orkestra she worked at the Mexican Ministry of Economy. She has been a lecturer at the University of Deusto and at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM).