Puerto Rico: A Year after Maria

Nov 15, 2018

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USFSM Global Studies Committee is organizing a Panel on Puerto Rico on November 15th 2018, which will be one of the events organized in celebration of the International Education Week.

Join Dr. Carlos Jiménez-Angueira, Prof. Deidre Orriola and Col. Evelio “EJ” Otero, Jr. (U.S. Air Force, Ret.), for an interesting panel discussion about the impacts of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico. This exciting talk is free to the public and explores the immediate aftermath and lingering effects of this devastating hurricane, which struck on Sept. 16, 2017.

Dr. Jiménez-Angueira will moderate the discussion. He holds degrees from University of Puerto Rico–Mayaguez (undergraduate, accounting), and the University of Florida (both Master’s of Accounting and Ph.D. in Business). He is an Assistant Professor of Accounting in the College of Business.

Originally from Puerto Rico, Prof. Orriola is an instructor of health education at USF’s College of Public Health. Previously she served as a health educator and manager of the USF REACH Peer Education Program.

Col. Otero, also from Puerto Rico, received a double major from Iowa State University in political science and journalism. He earned a master’s degree in international relations from Troy University, and a master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Air War College. He was at US Central Command on Sept. 11, 2001, where he helped define the intelligence structure for Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).

Event sponsors:  USFSM Global Studies Committee, USFSM Global Engagement Office and USF Status of Latinos Committee.


Panelists:

Carlos E. Jiménez-Angueira, Ph.D.

Carlos E. Jiménez-Angueira, Ph.D. has over 20 years of combined practical and academic experience on the accounting field. He has taught courses on Income Taxation, Cost and Managerial Accounting, Advanced Financial Accounting and Governmental/Non-For-Profit Accounting. His research interests include corporate tax avoidance, accounting for income taxes and uncertain tax benefits, executive compensation, corporate governance and ethics in accounting. Prior to joining academia, he held positions as Cost Analyst and Cost Accounting Section Manager in the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Jiménez-Angueira is a member of the American Accounting Association, the Ph.D. Project Accounting Doctoral Student Association, the Puerto Rico Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Institute of Management Accountants.

Dr. Jiménez-Angueira holds degrees from University of Puerto Rico–Mayaguez (undergraduate, accounting), and the University of Florida (both Master’s of Accounting and Ph.D. in Business).

Colonel Evelio “EJ” Otero, Jr.

Colonel Evelio “EJ” Otero, Jr. (US Air Force, Retired) was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico to a family of iconic broadcast and University Professors. Colonel Otero received a double major from Iowa State University, in Political Science and Journalism. He earned a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Troy University, and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Air War College. After 28 years of military service, Colonel Otero retired to pursue a career in private business as a military and political media commentator, and Defense and Intelligence consultant. Colonel Otero was at US Central Command on September 11, 2001, where he helped define the intelligence structure for Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), and then Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Colonel Otero had three tours of duty in support of OEF and OIF. After graduation from the Air War College Col. Otero was assigned to US Special Operations Command where he led negotiations with future Special Operations partners Colombia, Poland, France, Jordan, and the United Kingdom. Colonel Otero is currently the Chairman and CEO of Course of Action, which provides support scholarships for students interested in business with Latin America.

He has been recognized as 2014 Tampa Bay’s Hispanic Man of the Year, and 2013 Presidential Gold Medal Recipient for Ana G. Mendez University.  Colonel Otero is honored to have received the Defense Superior Service Medal, four Defense Meritorious Service Medals, and several other awards. Colonel Otero is a sports enthusiast, a PADI certified Rescue SCUBA diver and motorcyclist. He is married with one daughter.

Deidre Orriola, MPH, CPH, CLC

Deidre Orriola, MPH, CPH, CLCserved as a health educator and manager of the USF REACH Peer Education Program before coming to the College of Public Health. In 2008, Deidre began teaching a sexual health course as an adjunct instructor in the College of Public Health and since 2010 has served as a faculty instructor teaching a variety of courses in the undergraduate public health program, including study abroad courses in Panama, Cuba, and London.  Her study abroad programs and her links with international faculty earned her the Faculty Award for Outstanding Global Student Success in 2017.   She has served on university and community committees including the Hillsborough County Breastfeeding Task Force, the Undergraduate Council, and now serves as Chair of the President’s Title IX Advisory Committee.   Her research interests include social media as an educational tool; lactation/breastfeeding policies in institutions; and disaster relief in colonial settings.  Deidre is a certified lactation counselor, has an undergraduate degree in Anthropology from the State University of New York and earned her Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Health Education from the University of South Florida, Go Bulls!  Originally from Puerto Rico and New York, she has lived in Tampa for 14 years and enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, gardening and discovering new restaurants.