Mariana runs the Austral Group’s USA operations and is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Originally from Argentina, she has also lived in Germany, and in California where she has lived since 2008. Prior to joining the Austral Group, Mariana managed the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at the University of California, Berkeley. Her curiosity and interest in different cultures have led her to travel all over the world, speaking Spanish, English, French, Portuguese and German. Mariana holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires, a Master’s degree in Latin American Studies from Stanford University, and a Master’s degree in Public Diplomacy from the University of Southern California.