Paola Hechavarria serves as Cybersecurity Program Coordinator at FIU’s Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy. She is responsible for managing and supporting cybersecurity-related grant programs including the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education annual conference, the National Security Agency’s Veteran and First Responder training program, and an USAID program charged with supporting cybersecurity curriculum development in Ukraine. Ms. Hechavarria holds a B.B.A. in Management with a specialization in cybersecurity from St. Thomas University, and is completing her M.S. in Information Systems with a specialization in Cybersecurity from FIU.