Mariana Oliveira is the manager of Forests, Land Use and Agriculture Program at WRI Brasil. She supports the program's leadership with the strategy, management and operational processes. In addition, Mariana acts as a liaison with the Global Restoration Initiative supporting projects implementation and grant reporting processes.

She is currently leading people and partners to engage with the Assisted Natural Regeneration Alliance, Cities4Forests and other Brazilian initiatives. She develops research and tools to guide local governments, landowners and other stakeholders to conserve, manage, monitor and restore forests in rural areas.

Mariana has a BSc degree in Geography from São Paulo State University (UNESP), an environmental management post-graduate course at University of São Paulo (USP), and the certification on Tropical Forest Landscapes: Conservation, Restoration & Sustainable Use from Yale University.