Laura Gonzalez, Ph.D., is an associate professor of finance in the College of Business at California State University, Long Beach. She has more than 15 years of experience teaching finance courses at the graduate and undergraduate level. Dr. Gonzalez has over 20 publications including academic journals and has collaborated with media over 250 times. Her financial research has been presented at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington DC, FDIC, New York Fed, Chicago Fed, and in multiple conferences. Gonzalez has a deep understanding of financial literacy, behavioral finance, fintech, crypto, banks, the economy, international trade and regulations, corporate finance, and investments. Dr. Gonzalez has consulting experience and has appeared on news outlets to share her expertise including Thomson Reuters, Wall Street Journal, CNN, New York Times, Univision, Telemundo, 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.