Dr. Vorobyeva is a post-doctoral fellow at the Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University. Her research interests include gang violence, drug trafficking, organized crime, rule of law, and illicit financial flows, with special focus on Latin America and Russia. She is the co-author of several research reports on violence and public security in Central America as well as academic articles on on-line radicalization among ISIS supporters. In 2018, Dr. Vorobyeva was a junior fellow at the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (Turin, Italy) where she conducted research on drivers of illicit financial flows from developing countries. Fluent in Spanish, English and Russian, Dr. Vorobyeva holds a Ph.D. in International Studies from the University of Miami, a Master’s degree in Spanish from the University of Northern Iowa, and an undergraduate degree in Linguistics and Translation from the Herzen State Pedagogical University in St. Petersburg, Russia.