Maria is the communications manager at the Buildings Performance Institute of Europe (BPIE).
Prior to joining BPIE, Maria was a journalist and social media professional in Russia and Europe for more than seven years; she wrote articles related to sustainability, climate change, travel and lifestyle. She also worked as part of a small team at Hungary’s Semmelweis University that carried out all the communications activities for several EU-wide healthcare joint actions. In her free time, she volunteered as Russia country manager at a small NGO called Climate Scorecard and was part of the communications team at the promising youth-led initiative Visegrad For Sustainable Development Goals.
Maria holds a BA in Marketing and Advertising with Events Management from the London College of Communication (University of the Arts London), a MSc in Media and Communication from the London School of Economics, and a MSc in Environmental Sciences and Policy from the Central European University in Budapest, where she specialized in social media’s role in helping environmental NGO’s lead to a green awakening in society.