Mariana is a nature lover who grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She had much exposure to nature through trips to beaches, hikes in forests, and time spent at her family’s farm, where she learned about agriculture and was surrounded by animals and beautiful scenery. As an au pair in the US, she encouraged the kids she cared for to spend time outside and connect with nature. Mariana believes that being in nature has positive effects on mental health.
Before moving to the US, Mariana worked as an administrative assistant for S2 Vistos e Turismo. She was responsible for client relations, improving organizational efficiency, and assisting clients with visa applications. Mariana also pursued her Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Trade with a focus on Administration while working at S2 Vistos.
As the Administrative assistant at the National Park Trust, Mariana supports the executive director, national board, and all aspects of office operations. She also supports the Park Trust’s development and fundraising efforts, and financial procedures. She is excited to use her expertise to enhance the efficiency of the Park Trust’s expanding operations.