RCGS Ambassador: Marina Jimenez
Marina Jimenez is a communications consultant, travel writer, RCGS Fellow and former journalist who has filed stories from around the world, including from Pakistan, Jordan, the Middle East, the Philippines, as well as throughout Latin America. She has worked for six newsrooms in three provinces including stints as an editorial writer at The Globe and Mail, foreign writer for the Toronto Star, and on-air reporter for CBC Alberta News. She is the recipient of two Gold National Magazine Awards, and a National Newspaper Award for her work on the immigration beat. In 2009/10, was a Southam Journalism Fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto.
Following her career in journalism, Marina worked for five years for the University of Toronto; in May, 2022, she accepted a new role as Communications Director at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, UHN and Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.
A Fellow of the RCGS, she has travelled by sea with the RCGS in the Eastern Arctic and Atlantic Canada, including Sable Island, as well as to Panama and Costa Rica. She recently wrote several articles on Florida for Canadian Geographic.
With a lifelong love of travel, Marina believes everyone benefits the change in perspective, alternate sense of place and creativity that flow from travelling and experiencing other cultures and destinations.
She has visited all of Canada’s 10 provinces and three territories and counts among her most delightful memories: Fogo Island, Newfoundland, for its rugged beauty and unique culture, Devon Island, for its stunning solitude and vistas, and the spectacular hikes and trails in Lake Louise, Alberta. Global highlights include: hiking through Peru’s Sacred Valley; the amazing creatures including blue-footed boobies found on the Galapagos Islands; and the timeless countryside in Tuscany, Italy.