Sofia Baliño is a Communications Officer with IISD's Economic Law and Policy program. Prior to joining IISD, Sofia spent several years as a journalist and senior editor covering trade, investment, environment and natural resources, and other aspects of sustainable development for Bridges Weekly. She previously worked in communications for environmental non-profits in Washington, D.C., covering topics such as wetlands conservation and preservation, food and water safety, and sustainable fisheries.
Sofia has a Master of Public Policy with a global policy concentration from Duke University, as well as a Master of Arts in English Language and Literature from the Université de Genève. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Economics from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. Sofia is also a graduate of the Columbia Publishing Course at Columbia University's School of Journalism.
Sofia is based in Geneva, Switzerland, and is fully bilingual in English and Spanish. She has a working-level proficiency in French.
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