Ximena was born in Bolivia and was educated in Chile. She has also lived in Brazil, England, and Canada, and speaks Portuguese, Spanish, and English. Her sales and marketing career in the travel industry spans a 17-year period during which she held a number of positions with hotels, tour operators and with Turismo Chile. She traveled to Antarctica in 2017, and she is a Latin American markets specialist.
She has joined Antarctica21 in January 2019.