Dr. Backer was born and raised in Caracas Venezuela, she studied near the top of her class at Central University of Venezuela to which she participated in several humanitarian efforts in the surrounding country. In 2008 Dr. Backer moved to the United States to achieve her dream of practicing abroad. She enrolled and completed a masters in prosthodontics from Indiana University also serving as an adjunct faculty in the department of restorative dentistry prior to joining the SEDA team. Dr. Backer is a member of the American College of Prosthodontics, American Dental Association and the John F. Johnson Society.