Santa Tejeda obtained the Doctor of Educational Innovation degree from the Tecnológico de Monterrey, the Master's degree in Educational Physics with a mention in the Research Center in Applied Science and Advanced Technology of the National Polytechnic Institute (CICATA of the IPN) and the degree of Engineering Industrial Physics at the Tecnológico de Monterrey.
Coordinated initiatives to evaluate university Physics courses at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey Campus, for two years. She is part of the Strategic Focus Research Group (GIEE): EduSTEM. She has presented papers at the Meetings of the American Association of Physics Teachers, American Association of Physics Teachers Mexico chapter, Congress of Educational Research, Innovation and Management, the Network of Research and Innovation in Education of Northeast Mexico, the Mexican Council of Educational Research, the National Congress of Physics and the Inter-American Network of Teacher Education of the Organization of American States.
Her research lines focus on difficulties in interpreting kinematics graphs, through conceptual understanding under the active learning approach and in the construction of meanings based on the socialization of knowledge. She has investigated learning and comprehension processes to interpret kinematics and calculus graphs through active learning, both in the quantitative and qualitative approaches. Also, she directed two Master's theses from the School of Humanities and Education, where he is part of the cloister of the Master in Education and Master in Educational Technology. She currently teaches first-year Physics courses through active learning and an inverted classroom, both for plans before 2019 and for the Model Tec21 plan.