Marina is a PhD student in Ecology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, where she studies patterns of species diversity in Atlantic Forest and its drivers, aiming to provide subsidies for public policy and decision making. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the Federal University of Alfenas and a master’s in Ecology, Conservation and Wildlife Management from the Federal University of Minas Gerais. Her work focuses on ecology and biodiversity conservation in fragmented landscapes and on the interface between people and the environment. She participated in the development of the site map for the Brazilian Alliance for Zero Extinction, prioritizing areas for the conservation of severely endangered species, in a partnership among NGOs and the Brazilian Government. Currently, she is a member of the Synthesis in Atlantic Forest Ecology and Sustainability group (SES-MA) and a project manager for the International Institute for Sustainability Australia.