Blanca Marcela López was born and raised in Bucaramanga, Colombia and moved to Canada in 2006 to pursue documentary filmmaking. She holds a degree in Communication and Journalism from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Bucaramanga, Colombia. She worked in her home country as a journalist, researcher and video editor for several years. She holds an MFA in Documentary Media at Ryerson University, in Toronto, Canada. She currently works at the CBC as a news editor.