Fernanda Jiménez is a Costa Rican lawyer, specialized in the areas of Environmental and International Law. She holds an LL.M. Degree in Environmental Law and Policy from Stanford University (2017) and a Licenciate Degree (JD equivalent) from the University of Costa Rica (2015). She has worked as the Legal Advisor at the Department of International Cooperation of the UN Mandated University for Peace, and as Legal Consultant with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), helping several governments in the Caribbean region to develop their national biodiversity laws. Before her LL.M., she worked with the Inter-American Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA), collaborating in cases related to Human Rights and the Environment in various Latin American countries.
From 2014 to 2016 she was the President of the Costa Rican Society of International Law (ACODI) and she is currently a visiting lecturer at the UN Mandated University for Peace, teaching a class on International Environmental Law.