Mariana is a Graduate Professional at the Strategic Communications Unit of UNIDIR. She graduated with an M.A. in International Affairs with a specialisation in International Security from the Hertie School in Berlin.
Previously, Mariana worked in London, U.K. as well as Cairo and Luxor in Egypt as a Project Coordinator for Funtasia Education, a non-profit organisation promoting education and social development. Her areas of interest and expertise include conflict analysis, humanitarian access negotiations, and communications.
Mariana speaks English, Portuguese, and has a basic understanding of Arabic.