Hi, I'm Maria and I am a content marketer with a background in hospitality and a passion for writing.
I've been writing short stories since I was young and had the opportunity to self-publish a fiction novel in high school.
During my bachelor studies I had the opportunity to work as a marketing assistant for my universities marketing department and it was there that my passion for content creation grew.
Having compiled blog posts on topics of hospitality, as well as artificial intelligence, and virtual reality, I am able to explain complex topics in an understandable manner and am always eager to delve into a new subject.
Currently, I am living and working in Moscow, Russia, as a marketing strategist for clients seeking to attract more customers to their businesses, expand their online presence, and monetise personal brands. In my free time, I make sure to continue learning by taking online courses on topics that interest me, the most recent being Inbound Marketing and Content Marketing.
One of the subjects I am passionate about is freedom of movement, open borders, and their implications. This passion has led me to found The Freedom of Movement Project to spread awareness of the injustices in immigration laws and shine light on the benefits open borders can bring.
Education & Work Experience
Nov. 2020 - Today
Marketing Strategist, self-employed
Due to the effects COVID-19 had on my industry, I decided to continue helping my freelance clients on a more regular basis and transfer from full-time employment to a self-employed scheme. In this position, I help clients attract more customers to their businesses, expand their online presence, and monetise personal brands.
Jan. 2020 - Oct. 2020
SMM & Content Specialist at Boxblaster VR
Having dived into the tech world at my previous position, I became curious about entertainment and the possibilities of technology that lay there. So, I joined Boxblaster VR where I now get the chance to expand my content creation abilities and learn more about VR and the entertainment industry.
Nov. 2018 - Dec. 2019
Digital Marketing Manager at GFAIVE
After graduating university I was eager to gain experience within the digital marketing field and was excited to delve into the unfamiliar industry of data science and artificial intelligence. By having to produce content on these subjects, I also taught myself about the opportunities these technologies can bring businesses and the myths that often surround them.
Apr. 2016 - Jul. 2018
Marketing and Communications Student Assistant at EHL
EHL provided me with the opportunity to begin gaining work experience not only through internships but also part-time work for the marketing department. It is through this work that I discovered my passion for content creation after working on hospitality related blog posts and social media campaigns.
Feb. 2017 - Jul. 2017
Program Coordinator and Faculty Assistant Trainee at IMD Business School
For my second internship I got to know the education business which further consolidated my belief that lifelong learning is key for sustainable growth. I had the opportunity to enhance my organisational skills by coordinating program activities and organising a staff party for 150 people.
Feb. 2015 - Aug. 2015
Food and Beverage Intern at Clinique La Prairie
During my first internship I was an intern at Clinique's restaurant where I had the chance to witness fine dining being combined with healthy eating. One of the key things I learnt was the importance of attention to detail as it is what leads to an immaculate service.
2014 - 2018
Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne
After Spain I decided to pursue my Bachelor studies in Lausanne, Switzerland and attend the hospitality university Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL). Throughout my studies at EHL, I had the opportunity to complete two 6-month internships, work part-time for the universities marketing department, serve as a social media assistant for the annual alumni gala, contribute to the 125 Faces of EHL project and complete a consulting Student Business Project with a team of 6 talented people.
2008 - 2014
ES International School
At the age of 12 I left Moscow to attend the Sanchez-Casal tennis academy in Barcelona where I had the opportunity to combine professional tennis training with studies. I ended up staying for 6 years and completing my high school education there.