Ximena has been working for fourteen years for Libertad y Desarrollo (Santiago, Chile). She has been involved in administration and finance matters. Prior to that, she had similar functions at Sociedad de Instrucción Primaria, Red de Colegios, a private non-profit educational foundation with 18 elementary and high schools. She also worked as chief of staff of the Ministry of National Planning office, ODEPLAN.  She studied economics at the Catholic University of Chile.