Christina LeBlanc is a PhD candidate studying US foreign and domestic disaster policy and gender in the Caribbean and Gulf Coast after World War II. She received her MA in Latin American Studies from Tulane in 2015 and a BA in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College in 2010. She has worked in environmental organizations in New Orleans since 2012. Her work has been supported by fellowships from the US Department of Education’s Foreign Language and Area Studies Program and the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library. Her dissertation examines how political status and gender shape US federal disaster relief at home and abroad.