Dr. Gabriela Hoberman is the Assistant Director of Research Programs and Services in the Extreme Events Institute at Florida International University. She is the Faculty Director of the Study Abroad Program on Society, Politics and International Relations in Argentina, at FIU’s Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. She teaches comparative politics courses in the Department of Politics and International Relations at FIU and collaborates as well, as a Senior Fellow, with the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy (FIU), in a series of initiatives in public policy and global security. Dr. Hoberman is a political scientist and researcher who has extensively worked in the study of natural disasters and comparative politics in Latin American and Caribbean countries. Her research is focused on public policy, governance, and accountability. Her current research is on the public policy and the politics of disaster, with an emphasis on governance, transparency and public responsibility. Dr. Hoberman is a recipient of a Quick Response Grant from the Natural Hazards Center (NHC), conducting field research in the 2010 Chile’s earthquake and tsunami. She has presented extensively in international and national conferences and has contributed with peer-reviewed academic articles in a wide array of journals. Dr. Hoberman obtained her Ph.D. and Master’s degrees in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Florida International University. Her most recent co-authored articles are (1) “Assessing Disaster Capitalism in Post-Disaster Processes in Chile: Neoliberal Reforms and the Role of the Corporate Class,” Disaster Prevention and Management (2020), (2) “Cohesión Social como Base del Mejoramiento de la Gobernanza en Asentamientos Informales,” Revista Investigaciones Geográficas (2020), (3) Small and Medium Enterprises in the Americas, Effect of Disaster Experience on Readiness Capabilities, AD-minister (2019) and (4) Public Perceptions of Code Enforcement and Safer Buildings in Latin America and the Caribbean,” Natural Hazards Review (2019).