Currently, Ieva Zebryte is a PhD in Management student at the ISM – University of Management and Economics (Lithuania). 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. She is currently the 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). Finally, Ieva Zebryte is also an academic at the Faculty of Law and Business (FCJE) of the Universidad de La Frontera (UFRO), Chile. She teaches on undergraduate and graduate level, researches and is currently the Director for Outreach and Community Engagement of FCJE-UFRO. Her research interests include: Entrepreneurship and Local Development, Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Mobilities and Tourism, Globalization and its local impacts. Current focus is on the social dimension of tourism entrepreneurship, and tourism businesses’ experiencing disturbances due to natural disasters.