Laura Gonzalez is a finance professor at Long Beach State with over 10 year of experience teaching grad and undergrad courses. She was elected to the Board of Southwestern Finance Association, have served in over 10 Best Paper Award committees for the Financial Management Association and Eastern Finance Association, for 2 years as Associate Editor in a peer-reviewed journal of finance and accounting, and in over 60 program committees for academic conferences in US, Europe and Asia. She has 16 publications, 9 in refereed academic journals including a Journal of Financial Economics. Laura's research has been presented at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington D.C., Federal Reserve of New York, Federal Reserve of Chicago, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Financial Management Association among other regional, national and international institutions and conferences in Europe, Asia and the Americas.Reviewer experience includes assisting Columbia Business Publishing and Harvard Business with cases, beside 8 academic journals including Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of International Money and Finance, The Financial Review, Journal of Financial Inter-mediation, and Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money. Finance practitioner experience includes 4 years as consultant for Prolider on Spanish multinationals, 3 years as import entrepreneur with partners in China, India and Canada, as well as 6 months as finance intern at the S. Illinois University Foundation - university where she earned two masters with full tuition waiver graduate assistant-ships. Electrical engineer experience includes a 2 year Research & Development collaboration with Telefonica SA, the leading communication operator in the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking markets. Media experience includes Thomson Reuters, Wall Street Journal, CNN, New York Times, Fortune CNN Money, Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, International Business Times, TV Tokyo, IE Business News in India and CCTV in China..
Laura's topic was on FinTech, a collaboration between technology and the Financial World. Take a look at her recorded presentation. May 18th Meeting
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