Mariana is a technologist, pixel pusher and entrepreneur. During her years working at The Foundry she focused on Virtual Reality post-production workflows, as well as being the Head of Creatives in the Americas. She was instrumental in the launches of ExploreVR and Cara VR.
Mariana was a pioneer in her home town Mexico City, where she founded the first VR and 360 video production and branding agency - JoltVR.
Most recently she co-founded Opaque Studios, where she leads the roadmap for new and existing technology developing tools for Virtual Production using Virtual Reality, transforming the way film making is done today. She was one of the ten finalists of the Women Startup Challenge VR and AI on February, 2017 at Google in New York City.
Mariana has also enjoyed multiple speaking engagements either as a panelist or moderator. Prior to her switch into tech, she worked as an on-set VFX supervisor & senior digital artist, and has over 13 years’ experience in the motion picture industry working at studios such as Sony Imageworks, CIS Hollywood, Digital Domain, HBO, Columbia Pictures and Fuse FX.