Dr. Aziza Zemrani is an associate professor, Associate Chair of the Department of Public Affairs and Security Studies at the College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Dr. Zemrani has a long history of academic and public service both in the United States and abroad. Before joining UTRGV, she was an Assistant Professor in the MPA program in the School of Business, Public Administration, and Information Sciences at Long Island University, New York, Brooklyn Campus. She teaches the Budgeting and Finance Concentration, Research and Statistics, Program Evaluation, Cultural Competency Assessment, Global Cultural Inventory. She is on the Editorial Board of different scholarly journals both National and International. Dr. Zemrani brought international attention to the University and a transformative cultural awareness and understanding to her students whom she prepares to be the next generation of policy makers and leaders.