After almost a decade as a sustainability practitioner at different scales, Mariana strongly believes and is committed to human and ecological well-being through deep personal development, heart-felt collaboration and collective envisioning and action. Mariana currently works for The Nature Conservancy in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, where she facilitates community partnerships, leadership development and powerful storytelling to protect the Maya Forest, the second largest remaining tropical forest in the continent after the Amazon. She is also an Integral Coach® in training in New Ventures West. Mariana has worked in the United Nations Development Program Mexico as part of the Sustainable Development team, in Mexico City’s Human Rights Commission, and as independent consultant for community-based sustainability processes. She is a Fulbright-Garcia Robles Scholar with an MS in Environmental Policy from the University of Michigan and a BA in International Relations from Universidad Iberoamericana with a specialization on Society, Development and Environment. You can read more about my professional and academic trajectory here.