Marina is Austrian and Bulgarian and completed her doctoral studies in biology. Since then she has worked in fundraising, sponsorship, management, evaluation, coordination and project development at national and international level. In addition, she studied fine arts in France (painting, sculpture and media).
As part of her professional activities, she has developed, managed and/or implemented projects for research institutions, the public sector, indigenous peoples, SMEs and NGOs. She is IPMA (International Project Management Association) certified. As a trained Shiatsu therapist (UK), she also has experience in coaching, conflict management and facilitation.