Gabriela Calderon de Burgos is a research associate at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity and editor of Elcato.org, the Cato Institute’s Spanish‐language website. Since 2006 she has been a regular columnist at El Universo of Ecuador. She was a research intern at The Cato Institute in the summer of 2004, and completed the Institute’s policy training program of seminars and workshops on research, writing, and public speaking. Calderon de Burgos graduated in 2004 with a B.A. in International Relations from York College in Pennsylvania, and in 2007 with a master’s degree in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University.