Mariona was born in Barcelona, a city that she adores. After studying Journalism and Humanities for her undergraduate degree at UIC University, she moved to London to obtain a Masters in Arts and Aesthetics at Birkbeck University. Upon completing her diploma, she started working as a teacher in
London, which is when she discovered the Montessori methodology. Its philosophy had such an impact on her that she decided to study it in depth and she graduated as a Montessori Guide from the Montessori Centre International (MCI) two years later. After remaining in London for seven years, she missed her family and friends and decided to return to Barcelona. She then trained in Secondary Education and also worked in an international school as an Art teacher developing a methodology called SpeakArt. This methodology connects visual thinking strategies, communication and art. More recently she has returned to preschool education and has been working as a Montessori Guide in Barcelona. She believes strongly in holistic education, loves to learn about and apply new ways to connect with children, including using mindfulness or meditation practices. In her spare time she enjoys being with her family, reading, or practicing yoga.