Jimena worked for a decade at the headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, D.C., specializing in international affairs and diplomacy with an emphasis on border disputes, conflict resolution, national security, and terrorism.
Jimena started as an intern and worked her way up and held the positions of Junior Political Officer, Junior Advisor to the Acting Secretary General and Financial Officer & Specialist in the Department of Crisis Prevention and Special Missions. From there, Jimena moved to the Middle East and switched her focus to issues related to sustainability, circular economy, cradle-to cradle design, zero waste, and urban and landscape restoration. She has completed various certifications in such fields and worked as VP of Business Development for a start-up and emerging innovator in the field of Circular Economy, based in Minneapolis.
Jimena joined Fuentes Strategies in 2014 and has held different roles and positions, supporting the firm’s work with her advanced skills in research, writing, communications, and negotiations, in both English and Spanish. Jimena completed post-graduate studies in Comparative Political Culture from the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C. and graduated Cum Laude from Boston University with a double BA in International Relations and Political Science. She is a native of Colombia.