in Málaga, Spain, on June 4, 1962, the third of nine siblings. She holds
a Law Degree from the Autonomous University of Madrid and is an expert
on international relations.
In 1983, while still at University, she and other Law Faculty
students founded the Socialist Students Association. She joined
Juventudes Socialistas de España [Spain’s Socialist Youth] and was a
member of its International Relations Committee. One year later, in
1984, she joined the PSOE.
Trinidad Jiménez chaired the International Relations Committee of
Spain’s Youth Council and served on its Permanent Committee from 1984 to
In 1989, she was the Spanish representative in a North American NATO
Youth Exchange Program and was in charge of the “New Programs and
Development” department of the Spanish delegation of American Field
Service. She also helped run the Office of the Secretary General of the
National Commission for the Fifth Centennial of the Discovery of
Between 1990 and 1992, she lived in Equatorial Guinea, working as a
Professor-Tutor in Political Law at the National Distance Education
University (UNED) and at the Spanish College in Bata.
From 1996 until July 2000, Trinidad Jiménez served as the Officer in
Charge of Political Relations with America in the International
Relations Secretariat of the PSOE, and, from 1997, as an advisor to
former Prime Minister Felipe González when he chaired the Socialist
International’s Global Progress Commission.