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Mariana Courtney

Mariana devises digital strategies for people and organizations that want to make better use of technology to achieve greater impact. As part of the National Digital Strategy of the office of the President of Mexico, Mariana served as Program Director and Civil Society Liaison focused on open government and open data. She implemented programs to encourage tech entrepreneurs to develop solutions to bridge the gap between government and citizens with allies such as USAID, UNICEF, and the Open Government Partnership.

In Washington D.C., she helped launch Starling Strategy, a boutique advisory firm that works with organizations to align their digital properties - from data infrastructure to communications and advocacy - to their mission. She consulted for clients such as the Open Societies Foundation, The One Campaign, and NCTQ.

With a background in International Relations, Mariana was thrust into the digital world when she spearheaded an online movement for outdoor travel in Mexico known as Walking Mexico, popularizing mountaineering and travel to national parks and other wilderness destinations. Walking Mexico continues to be Mexico's leading adventure travel website.

Mariana studied at ITAM in Mexico City and now lives in Olympia, Washington.

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