Sabrina Zuniga is an educator and entrepreneur with a passion for learning, research, and community engagement. She is a long-time resident of downtown Toronto with many ties in the local community.
In her career, Sabrina worked as a teacher for nearly 15 years and has taught Biology, Chemistry and English as a Second Language at the high school level, as well as at the adult education level. She co-founded and administered the Toronto Film College, and developed its curriculum. She has also designed a school for ESL, and an ESL curriculum that is currently used in Toronto schools.
She currently works as a management consultant using her skills in the business world to help individuals and organizations be stellar. Through her work she has traveled to India and China for business, and has many connections in Peru as well.
She volunteers in her community locally and in the GTA, including helping on neighbourhood associations, mentoring promising women scholars at Waterloo and Laurier Universities and organizing golf tournaments for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Sabrina sits on the boards of the Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation, the Breast Cancer Society of Canada, and the Canada India Education Council. Previously she chaired two different School Advisory Councils and the Ward 10 Council.
A passion of Sabrina’s in the community is helping students with special needs and their families as well as helping individuals with mental health concerns.
Sabrina ran in the 2015 federal election in Spadina/Fort York and in 2014 she ran in Trinity/Spadina for School Trustee. She is a member of the Albany Club, and has actively volunteered on many different political campaigns starting from her undergraduate years. Sabrina currently serves as VP Communications for PC Women in Politics.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Chemistry from Baker University in Kansas, a Master of Education Degree from The George Washington University in Washington, DC and an a PhD in Higher Education from OISE at the University of Toronto. Her PhD thesis involved analysis of student learning and creativity skills leading to job readiness for Ontario college students.
A 22-year resident of downtown Toronto, Sabrina is a mother of two children ages 23 & 19, and has been married for 27 years to Juan Carlos Zuniga-Pflucker, Professor and Chair of the Department of Immunology at the University of Toronto, and Senior Scientist at Sunnybrook Research Institute.