Throughout her career, Mariana (Pop Villa's creator) has been featured in the following media:

The Province, Vancouver • French CBC TV • The Co-operators TV, Ontario • CBC Radio • Radio Co-op • Granville Online • Canadian Immigrant Magazine • OpenFile • EF Magazine • Raine Magazine, New York • SFU Simon Fraser University Spring 2013 Catalogue • SFU Lifelong Learning Community Report • SFU Alumni Appreciation Project • The Source Newspaper, Vancouver

“At EWMA Mariana began with just three women, a small space and one volunteer. Over the following 12 months the program blossomed to include a fashionable boutique, weekly events, an arts studio and 30 participants. She developed partnerships quickly with artists, designers, galleries, universities, local businesses, corporations and community groups.”

– Raine Magazine, The Raine Award, New York
“While working on the Downtown Eastside (Vancouver), Mariana had wanted to learn more about sustainable community development and business practices. She’d also wanted to connect with other community leaders. Her search led her to the Sustainable Community Development Certificate at SFU Lifelong Learning.”

– Simon Fraser University, Lifelong Learning Community Report
“Mariana has shown herself to be very positive and supportive, understanding the complexities of running such a large and detailed fundraising campaign” - Campaign that raised CAD$ 170 million dollars in support of the Archdiocese of Toronto

- Rev. Fr. Boniface Perri