Currently, Ieva Zebryte is a PhD in Management student at the ISM – University of Management and Economics (Lithuania). PhD thesis topic "Resilience practices by small business owner-managers of vulnerable entrepreneuring ecosystems". She holds a Master of Law in International and European Community Law from Vilnius University (2005, Lithuania) for which she developed her master’s thesis on the EU’s Emissions Trading System at the Ghent University (Belgium). In 2015 she obtained her Master’s in Local and Regional Human Development at UFRO (Temuco, Chile). Her master’s thesis focused on lifestyle migrants’ experiences in the context of Chilean Northern Patagonia. Finally, in 2016 Ieva obtained a specialty diploma in “Innovation and Territory” from the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain, through the Chilean SUBDERE scholarship. Her research interests include: Entrepreneuring Socioecosystems, Practice Theory, Sustainability Entrepreneuring, Small Business Resilience, Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Current focus is on entrepreneurial and small business resilience as they are experiencing disturbances due to disasters.
Finally, Ieva Zebryte used to be academic at the Faculty of Law and Business (FCJE) of the Universidad de La Frontera (UFRO), Chile. She taught on undergraduate and graduate levels, researched and served as Director for Outreach and Community Engagement of FCJE-UFRO. She was Lead Researcher of DIUFRO FP project “Multi-scale model to improve resilience of MSMEs and local communities to disasters and crises” in collaboration with David Matarrita-Cascante, Texas A&M, USA, and Modestas Gelbuda, ISM University of Management and Economics, Lithuania, as well as Martha Ramirez V., Universidad de La Frontera. She was lead researcher of the DIUFRO funded project DI18-0097 “Tourism Entrepreneur Natural Disaster Recovery Model” (2018-2019). Further, she had collaborated on the following Chilean CONICYT funded projects: (i) advanced human capital program (MEC-PCHA) # 800140080 (2015-2016); (ii) FONDECYT 1120589 (2011) and FONDECYT 1100588 (2012-2015).