Maria, originally from Brazil, has spent the past 12 years dividing her time between Brazil and England, particularly in London. In 2012, she became the Managing Director of Impact Hub King’s Cross-London within the Impact Hub Network. Prior to her involvement with the Impact Hub Network, Maria worked to support the development of an entrepreneurial ecosystem aimed at assisting individuals at the base of the pyramid in Brazil. Her work encompassed microfinance and business education.
Maria’s academic background lies in business management, holding a degree in Business Administration and an MSc in International Management from King’s College, London. During her MSc programme, Maria conducted field research in Bangladesh, investigating the challenges that social enterprises encounter in reconciling profitability and social impact. Maria’s commitment stems from her belief in the potential to construct a more equitable and just society that caters to all. She is currently based in London, UK.