Sofia Baliño

Communications and Editorial Manager, Economic Law and Policy

Sofia Baliño is the Communications and Editorial Manager for 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, the flagship trade news reporting service for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development. 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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Areas of expertise
Standards and Value Chains
Trade and Development
Trade and Investment Law
Trade and the Environment
Trade Negotiations
Staff type
Master of English Language and Literature, Université de Genève, 2017
Master of Public Policy, Duke University, 2011
Columbia Publishing Course, Columbia University School of Journalism, 2008
Bachelor of Arts, English Literature and Economics, College of William and Mary, 2008
Languages spoken
English, Spanish