Dr. Gloria I. López is a Colombian-Canadian Professional Geologist and Research Scientist currently affiliated to the School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa, and a Visiting Scholar at the Geological Survey of Israel. She obtained her Ph.D. in Geology in 2007 from McMaster University, Canada, where she served as Sessional Faculty - Senior Lecturer until 2010. Her background in old-school Geology was obtained during her undergraduate years (Diploma Level) at EAFIT University, Colombia (1993), where she also served as a Lecturer and Research Associate until 1998. Her passion for tsunami research deepened during her M.Sc. in Geology at the University of Victoria, Canada (2002). Dr. López’s primary scientific interests are Quaternary Geochronology (Optical Dating), Quaternary Coastal Evolution and Geo-archaeology, Coastal Geomorphology and Sedimentology, Shoreline Changes, Landform Processes, Palaeoseismology and Tsunami Sedimentology, Event Stratigraphy, Continental Shelf Morphodynamics.