Mariana is a freelance journalist and student at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, where she is specializing in bilingual and international reporting.
She graduated from Occidental College with a B.A. in Sociology in 2019 where she developed an interest in issues of culture, identity, and society. Mariana's work has been published in the Los Angeles Times, Remezcla, Latino Rebels, and more.
In 2023 she received a fellowship award from the Silurians Press Club for her coverage as a local reporter in New York.
In her free time she enjoys reading, dancing, and listening to music.