Carin Zissis is editor-in-chief of AS/COA Online, the website of the Americas Society and Council of the Americas. Since joining the organizations in July 2007, she has led a relaunch of the website and initiated the organizations’ social media profiles and strategy. Based in Mexico City, she serves as editorial lead on AS/COA Online’s suite of content.
With over a decade of editorial experience in both print and online media, she’s covered a range of topics, including Mexican immigration to the United States, the 2009 Honduran coup, Turkish women’s rights, Pakistani tribal areas, and China’s environmental crisis. Her writing has appeared in The Boston Globe, U.S. News & World Report, Amnesty International magazine, NYTimes.com, and other publications. Prior to joining AS/COA she covered Asia as a website staff writer for the Council on Foreign Relations. While there, she produced an interactive guide to North Korean nuclear tensions that earned CFR.org’s Crisis Guide series win a 2007 Knight-Batten Award for Innovations in Journalism. She holds an MA in Journalism and Latin American Studies from New York University and a BA in History from George Washington University.
Areas of Expertise: Mexico, Central America, digital media.