BioDr. Gabriela Hoberman is Assistant Director of Research Programs and Services in the Extreme Events Institute at Florida International University. She is Co-Director of LACC's Politics & International Relations in the Argentina Study Abroad Program, an intensive four-week program designed to foster an understanding of Latin American international relations with an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the region. 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, specifically in policy, governance and accountability. Her early work focused on race, ethnicity, and migration patterns with a specific emphasis on developing countries such as Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and the Dominican Republic. Her current research is on the political economy of disasters, with an emphasis on policy and accountability. She has presented extensively at international and national conferences as well as contributed papers to peer-reviewed academic journals. Dr. Hoberman obtained her Ph.D. and Master's degrees in Political Science from the Department of Politics and International Relations at Florida International University.