Laura Gonzalez is an associate professor of finance in the College of Business at California State University, Long Beach. She has more than 10 years of experience teaching finance courses at the graduate and undergraduate level. Gonzalez has published 16 publications and numerous academic journals. Her financial research has been presented at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington DC, New York and Chicago and in multiple conferences across Europe, Asia and the Americas. Gonzalez has a deep understanding of financial literacy, banks, the economy, international trade and regulations, corporate finance, and investments. She has appeared on news outlets to share her expertise: Thomson Reuters, Wall Street Journal, CNN, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, International Business Times, TV Tokyo, IE Business News in India and CCTV in China. She speaks English and Spanish.