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Bianca R. Jimenez

Senior Associate Director

Bianca is the Senior Associate Director of the Weinberg College Center for International and Area Studies where MENA is housed. She has been at the University since 2006 working with various area studies programs including International Studies, Middle East and North African Studies and Latin American & Caribbean Studies. She received her M.A. from the University of Chicago. As Senior Associate Director she oversees the administration of the WCCIAS programs and works with the faculty Directors to advise students, manage curricular development, and provide program management.

Prior to joining Northwestern she worked for the Environmental and Conservation Program at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago where she worked closely with a local NGO in Peru, CIMA-Cordillera Azul to protect cultural diversity and land security, and to integrate improved quality of life into the management of Cordillera Azul National Park. She also worked with the interactive program expeditions@fieldmuseum™, which follows Field Museum scientists as they conduct groundbreaking scientific research around the world and communicate it to a wider audience through dispatches, interactives and photos.

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