Mariana M. Pedrero

(New York)

Mariana was born in Mexico City. Her passion for her country’s culture started as a child, as she created in those early years all kinds of colorful crafts using eggshells, watercolor paintings, stones, and wood. It was not a surprise for her family that, before she enrolled in college, she chose to attend an art school in Paris to further develop her skills in painting.

Mariana earned a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from Universidad Anahuac and is still working on her Masters degree at New York University. As the former Director of the Eastern States of the Mexico Tourism Office in New York – and the general manager for international fairs and events of the Mexico Tourism Board – she became a strong promoter of tourism and culture. She shared Mexican culture with the world by bringing dancers, painters, crafts people, and the secrets of the cuisine of her homeland to most of the international events she coordinated while in office.

Today her passion for art and conveying Mexican culture is still alive, further strengthened by her new venture, Imagen Zebra. In this medium, she continues her work on different projects that promote what Mexico has to offer as a unique cultural destination.

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