Mariana started volunteering at Story Road Animal Hospital in 2006. She was hired as our receptionist in December 2009. She was born in South San Jose and has lived on the east side of San Jose her entire life. She has two dogs of her own, a Labrador Retriever named Maya, and an Australian Cattle Dog named Taco. She is currently a full-time student at both Evergreen Valley College and San Jose City College. She would like to transfer to San Jose State University in the spring of 2016 pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
During her free time, she dances with an Aztec dance group named Movimiento Cultural Anahuac here in San Jose.