Mariana Franco

Mariana Franco Director of Education

Mariana works as Education Director for The Education Partners. Currently based in New York, Mariana is dedicated to developing innovative solutions that promoting excellence in education in the areas of professional development, school transformation and strategic advisement. 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.

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