Dr. Destan Kirimhan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics and Finance at the University of Texas at El Paso. She received her doctorate in finance from the University of South Carolina in 2021. She serves as an Associate Team member and a research fellow at the Digital Euro Association (DEA). Her research interests are banking, financial intermediation, financial regulation, and FinTech focused primarily on the blockchain use cases in finance and digital payments. She contributes to the optimal interdisciplinary design of research tools and settings in examining cybercrime cases with the help of theories in economics and finance.