Mariana is Associate Consultant at One South. She holds a MSc in Cultural and Social Anthropology from the University of Amsterdam. She is an anthropologist with specialized experience working in health promotion and behavior change. She previously supported MSF in rural Kenya by providing technical assistance to health promotion projects. Mariana is currently supporting MSF Belgium on a mission guiding the active surveillance of migrant mining populations in Venezuela.
At One South, Mariana provides expert guidance on qualitative methods and analysis, and ethnographic approaches to research and evaluation.
Mariana previously served as the Chagas Clinical Research Platform Coordinated for the Drugs for Neglected Disease Initiative in Brazil. During this time she was responsible for managing and liasing with a multi-country network of over 200 scientists, governmental and NGO representatives, pharmaceutical companies and patients associations.
Prior to this, Mariana worked for Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Brazil as the Medical Advocacy Officer to the Brazilian Medical Unit. She was responsible for implementing an advocacy strategy seeking to resolve the interruption of the supply of key medicines.