Marina Jimenez was a journalist for 23 years before taking up her new role as CCA president in April, 2013. She has worked for the National Post, the Vancouver Sun, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and for The Globe and Mail, serving most recently as a member of the editorial board. She has specialized in immigration issues, and in Latin America, and has covered stories in Haiti, Chile, Mexico, Brazil, Panama, Cuba, Colombia, and Venezuela and other countries.
She has a Masters degree in economic history from the University of London, a B.A. from the University of Toronto’s Trinity College and was the 2009-2010 St. Clair Balfour journalism fellow at the U of T’s Massey College. From 2008-2012, she was an adjunct professor at the U of T’s School of Media Studies. She has also served as a moderator, panelist and contributor to more than a dozen international conferences on immigration, and on Latin America. She is the recipient of three National Newspaper Award nominations, and one NNA in beat reporting, as well as two National Magazine Awards (gold). In 2011, she was named one of Canada’s 10 most influential Hispanic-Canadians. (CCA)