Mariana Fernández Aponte is a Communications Coordinator for the Community Solutions for Health Equity program at Community Catalyst. In this role, Mariana supports the program as well as the general organization and communications team.

Previously, Mariana worked as a talent coordinator at POLITICO, and as a communications coordinator for the Puerto Rico Education Foundation. Her passion for the intersection between media and politics has shaped both her professional and academic pursuits.

Mariana received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Loyola University Maryland and a master’s degree in political communications from Johns Hopkins University. Mariana joins the team from San Juan, Puerto Rico, where she was born and raised.