Mariana holds a Ph.D. in Natural Resource Management from the Technical University of Dresden. Currently, she is a senior research analyst for climate change adaptation and climate risk management.
Mariana also holds an M.Sc. in Tropical and International Forestry from the Georg-August Universität, Göttingen. She has extensive experience working with sustainable forest management and land-use change processes with local communities, ministries, and development agencies in Latin America. Mariana is also the Co-founder of BluoVerda e.V.