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Mariana Santos

Unicorn Interactive, Chicas Poderosas

CEO of Unicorn Interactive and Chicas Poderosas

Co-founder and CEO of Unicorn Interactive, a new independent media start up on digital storytelling. Founder and CEO of Chicas Poderosas a digital training community to bring more women to technology in media.
Until Aug 2016, director of Interactive and animation at Fusion Media, Knight Chair of Innovation at FIU and. 2015 Graduate from JSK Journalism Knight Fellowship at Stanford, 2014 Knight International Journalism Fellow, where she worked all across Latin America in major newsrooms and with independent journalists. Mariana Santos is a visual storyteller, who did groundbreaking work as a member of the interactive team at The Guardian in London. A trained animator, she pioneered the newsroom’s use of motion graphics to make data stories more compelling. She leads design thinking workshops to increase multidisciplinary approach to storytelling, and she is a leader in community transformation via digital training.