Currently serving as Editor-in-Chief for, Mariela is passionate about identity, politics, and pop culture. After starting her career in TV production at Sesame Workshop and HGTV, she helped Time Inc & Essence launch Suede, the very first high-fashion magazine for women of color. Shortly after, she joined Latina magazine’s digital team where she met President Obama in 2010 and quickly got promoted to managing online editor. Since then, she has launched two sites for CafeMedia, and recently started Galchemism, an organization dedicated to empowering and encouraging women of color in arts & entertainment.