Senior Director, International Climate Cooperation, WWF-US
Global citizen of Argentina, France and USA
Mariana is passionate about addressing complex planetary problems through collaborative leadership. In her current role, Mariana coordinates World Wildlife Fund (US) efforts to accelerate climate action by cities, states, companies, universities and NGOs, working with national governments to close the global emissions gap. Prior to this position, Mariana served as WWF’s climate lead for Latin America, co-led the design of WWF’s conservation strategy for the Amazon Biome, and coordinated a tri-national program that conserved over 10 million hectares of protected areas and indigenous territories in the Southwestern Amazon. Mariana has also worked for The Summit Foundation, The Nature Conservancy and a network of peasant organisations in Peru. Mariana received a BA in biology from Mount Holyoke College, and an MS in conservation biology from the University of Maryland.