Dr. Sabrina Zuniga is a long-time resident of Toronto with a professional background in the education sector. She is an entrepreneur and an analyst in the fields of education and politics. She is currently working at her think tank Truth and Consequences and is also a regular contributor to Canadian news publications and radio shows.
Sabrina taught high school Biology and Chemistry for many years including adult education, also in the TDSB. Her first entrepreneur experience was creating and running an ESL school in Toronto. Then later, she created and ran a private career college in Toronto. Through her professional career she has traveled internationally for business including to China and India.
She earned a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas, a Master of Education from The George Washington University in Washington, DC, and she holds a PhD in Higher Education from the University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.
She currently sits on the Advisory Board of a Toronto tech start-up, and has helped other start-ups in her professional career.
Sabrina is an active community volunteer and leader having helped with organizations such as Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Shoreline Clean-Up, Vice Chair of the Board of the Breast Cancer Society of Canada, Chairing two TDSB School Councils, supporting and mentoring Hispanic/Latino students at Ryerson University, and mentoring young women university scholars.
Currently she sits on the Board of Trustees for the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and serves as President of her condo corporation Board.
Sabrina was the federal candidate for the Conservative Party of Canada in Spadina-Fort York in 2015. She is also a past president of the federal riding association, and a past vice-president of Ontario PC Women in Politics. Sabrina has helped numerous campaigns in the GTA and knows firsthand how valuable volunteers are and listening to riding constituents.
Sabrina and her husband, Juan Carlos Zuniga-Pflucker, a scientist and professor at the University of Toronto, have raised two children, Nicolas, a civil engineer, and Riley, a data analytics student.
Having created businesses herself, Sabrina is very aware of the work ethic needed for small business owners, and always champions our entrepreneurs and innovators who are creating businesses, creating jobs, and building our economy.
Dr. Zuniga believes strongly in the future of Canada and what we can achieve. That includes helping individuals as needed and helping our youth with opportunities and support to build their self-esteem and their future. Especially in this unusual economic time, having a Conservative lead the country’s recovery is very important. Sabrina is ready to take the lead working for the residents of Don Valley North.