Mariana was born and raised in Uganda. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Arts from Makerere University. Mariana loves hiking and her favorite animal is the impala. Mariana volunteered as a big sister to the vulnerable children at Ssese Humanitarian Services before joining Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust as Projects Assistant at Bwindi in 2015. Mariana enjoys training students and serving clients at the Bwindi Bar and helping with the management of Bwindi Lodge.