M2CG believes we do our best learning, working, and problem solving in diverse and inclusive environments that promote respectful dialogue, meaningful engagement, and where diverse perspective, values, and beliefs are continuously explored.


“Mariana is an excellent resource. She is very knowledgeable about both theory and best practices in relation to diversity and inclusion. Her unique insights are invaluable. She is a wonderful innovator and collaborator.”

Nyree Gray
Assisstant Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion /
Chief Civil Rights Officer, Claremont McKenna College
Claremont, CA, Private Liberal Arts College
“My team's conversation with Mariana has helped us to shift the way that we think about diversity sensibilities and sensitivities, and her workshop created shifts in our understanding of issues that have helped us related better to our target audience.She has enabled us to address areas where we might be harboring unaddressed stereotypes, and she does this with amazingly precise insights and the kindness that these problems deserve.
Thank you, Mariana!”

Megan Lloyd
Director of Admissions, Maine College of Art,
Portland, ME, Private Art College
As Director of the Multicultural Resource Center at Amherst College:

“Mariana is hands-down one of the most dedicated educators I have ever had the privilege to encounter. I had the pleasure to work with Mariana through her role as the Director of the Multicultural Resource Center and Chief Diversity Officer at Amherst College. She is committed to diversity and inclusion and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the field. As an educator, she is consistently creative and innovative; her pedagogical accomplishments testify to this.”

Angie Tissi-Gassoway, MPH, M.Ed.
Assistant Dean of Students for Diversity Programs
Director, Queer Resource Center, Amherst College, Private Liberal Arts College