Dagnija Baltiņa is working at the Special Collections Department at the National Library of Latvian. She has a Bachelor degree in History from the University of Latvia and Master degree in Heritage interpretation from Deakin University and World Heritage studies from Brandenburg Technical University. From 2008 until 2016 she served as the Secretary General at the Latvian National Commission for UNESCO and from 2009-2011 also represented the Republic of Latvia at the UNESCO Executive Board being elected its Vice-President.
Dagnija Baltiņa is an internationally known expert in UNESCO standard-setting instruments and cultural heritage policies, especially the framework of UNESCO World Heritage and documentary heritage. She regullarly participates and joins international conferences as well as expert working groups.
Currently she is developing her PhD in History at the University of Latvia.