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Mariana is a Co-founder of Shakti. She is passionate about cross-cultural management and strengthening leadership, strategy, and operations of purpose-driven organizations to enable them to scale their impact. She worked as Program Officer in Noble Laureate Muhammad Yunus’ Center at the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand, catalyzing the social business ecosystem in Southeast Asia and designing capacity building programs for social entrepreneurs. Mariana is a joint MBA/MPP degree student at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Harris School of Public Policy. She has a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. In her spare time she loves to teach Zumba and watch foreign films.