Marianna is a journalist, working as an editor, digital content creator and head of communications for the last 20 years. She studied Journalism and she did her Master's degree on Journalism and New Media at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. As part of her master thesis, she created the online magazine “Publishit" which is inspired by crowdsourcing journalism and has received an award by Regional Media Greece (Bronze Award "Best Column", 2017). She is the Communications Director of Digital Communication Network Global, a strong collaborative network that connects professionals of the digital age from a variety of backgrounds, in order to generate ideas, tools, and products for media outlets, civil society organizations, businesses and public authorities. She also works as an adult educator, as well as a facilitator in journalism and social media workshops. She was included in the list of 50 young (under forties) disruptors of Northern Greece (2018).