Mariana has more than 10 years of experience in the education sector in Latin America, the US and Africa. As an entrepreneur she started Digital Natives, a program that focuses on developing 21-century skills in students through computer programming, co-founded Teach for Mexico a social enterprise, part of the Teach for All network, that works to improve academic outcomes of underserved children while building a movement of leaders to change the education system, and was a founding team member at NCCEP-Mexico a non-profit organization with a mission to develop broad-based public-private partnerships to implement solutions directly in schools.
Mariana has worked developing education programs and research for McKinsey & Co, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, Google Mexico, UNESCO and the New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
She holds a Master of Education in International Education Policy from Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and a B.A. in International Relations from Tec de Monterrey.