Dr. Barrera was born and raised in Brownsville, TX a second generation valley dentist, She strongly believes that growth in a family practice has fortified her concept of what it means to be a health provider. She graduated from Pace High School in 1997. Earned a Bachelors Degree from St. Mary’s University, and furthering her education with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in 2005. After 5 years of Dental experience as a Dental Associate, she opened her first dental practice in Pharr, TX in 2010, establishing another office in Brownsville in 2013. When she is not busy creating beautiful smiles, Dr. Barrera enjoys spending time with her husband Dr. De La Garza and her two beautiful daughters.