Fabiana Sofia Perera is an assistant professor at the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies. Prior to joining the Perry Center, Fabiana was a Harold W. Rosenthal fellow at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Under Secretary for Policy, Western Hemisphere Affairs. Fabiana holds an MA in Latin American studies from Georgetown University and earned a PhD in political science from the George Washington University. Fabiana has presented her research at the annual meetings of the American Political Science Association and the Latin American Studies Association. Her research and analysis have appeared in numerous publications including the Washington Post, CNN.com, and War on the Rocks. Her research has been supported by numerous organizations including Columbia University’s Women in Energy program and the George Washington University’s Center for International Business Education and Research.