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Carin Zissis

Editor-in-Chief, AS/COA Online

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. She is also the host of AS/COA's Latin America in Focus podcast.

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 and commentary has been featured by CNN, AFP, The Boston Globe, Business Insider, Huffington Post,, U.S. News & World Report, Univision Noticias, World Politics Review, and others. 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’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, and she is a member of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations (COMEXI).

Areas of Expertise: Mexico, digital media.

Contributions from Carin Zissis