Jenniffer Santos Hernández is an assistant research professor for Centro de Investigaciones Sociales (CIS-Center for Social Research) and interim director of Revista de Ciencias Sociales (RCS-Social Sciences Journal) at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras. Dr. Santos-Hernández is an interdisciplinary scholar who also offers courses in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, in the Department of Environmental Sciences, and in the Graduate School of Planning at UPR-Río Piedras. She holds a B.A. Magna Cum Laude in Sociology from the University of Puerto Rico, an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Delaware, and several certifications. Santos Hernández' dissertation research examined issues of development and policy transfers, social vulnerability to disasters, and the increasing "rationalization" of emergency management in Puerto Rico.