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Mariana is a scenic designer with a background in architecture, based in the New York area. She was drawn to set design because of her interest in experimenting with how emotions impact and transform space and because of her love for theater.
Her set design credits include: The River Bride (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), War (Yale Repertory Theater), Chained Woman (The New School for Drama), Peter Pan (Yale University Theater), As You Like It (Yale University Theater), Quartet, The Bird Bath, All of What You Love and None of What You Hate (Yale Cabaret), Cenizas de Piedra (Teatro la Paz).
Mariana grew up in Mexico and worked as an architect in Mexico City for six years before moving to the U.S. She earned an MFA in Scenic Design from the Yale School of Drama, where she received The Donald and Zorca Oenslager Fellowship Award in Design, The Ray Klausen Design Scholarship and The McDougal Scholarship, in adition to the FONCA Artistic Residency Scholarship from the Mexican government. Previously, she earned her bachelor’s degree in architecture from the National University of Mexico (UNAM).