Research Assistant and Oca Blue Lead
Mariana has a MSc in Public Policies from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) and is currently studying for a PhD at Queen Mary University of London. Mariana has ten years of experience contributing to research projects on the creative economy, cultural policies and the arts, working with the Brazilian Ministry of Culture and other national cultural organisations before she began work with PPPdoBrasil in 2018. Believing that arts and culture have an important role in promoting a better and fairer world, she is particularly interested in their contributions to mental health and wellbeing of subjects and communities.
Mariana is currently working two days a week at People’s Palace Projects, on projects that explore the different values of culture and the impacts of arts in mental health.