Marina is originally from Brazil, where she worked as a marketing intern, learning & development specialist and recruitment consultant in companies like Praxair and Shell. She is also an AIESEC alumni, and served as a team member in Brazil and a volunteer in Poland. She obtained her PhD in Human Resources from the University of Seville, Spain, where she worked as a Research Fellow for a few years in the Social Psychology Department. During this time, she participated in several funded projects related to work-life balance, interpersonal conflict, diversity management and gender equity at work. Marina started her academic career in the UK as a Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU). With a keen interest on student experience and well-being, she then worked as the Director of Undergraduate Courses to provide strategic direction and enhance student experience and success in the Faculty of Business & Law. Currently as an Academic Employability Consultant, Marina is part of the team that leads on an institution-wide innovative programme in collaboration with industry partners for improving the way employability is developed and integrated within the taught curriculum.