Mariella de Souza-Baker

Qualifications

  • BA, History with an International Year in Europe (France), Royal Holloway University of London
  • Trinity CertTESOL

Mariella de Souza-Baker

In a nutshell, tell us about yourself.

I grew up just outside of London in a creative and nomadic family which likely developed my interest in expression, culture and identity.

I’ve worked as an English language teacher, a journalist, a copywriter and for the last couple of years, channelled my passion for writing and fascination with communications into marketing single brands. I’ve just returned from living in Paris and I’m excited to be a part of E Co. and able to creatively communicate all of the amazing and valuable work the team do.

Name three things on your bucket list.

  • I’d love to be able to properly speak at least 5(00!) languages of different scripts
  • Travel everywhere but particularly spend a decent amount of time in India and across Africa
  • Finish writing my little history book

How do you see the world in 25 years?

More connected and united through the proliferation of innovative communication channels and continuing (and winning) the fight against both inequality and destruction of our planet.

What do you most admire?

So many things…having the courage to stand up for things you believe in, maintaining a focused and positive mindset in difficult times and watching emerging technologies break down traditional and unfair institutions.

What makes you laugh?

Blackadder, Upstart Crow, awkward situations and eccentric animals – long-haired guinea pigs are simply delightful.

When are you happiest?

By or in the sea and surrounded by family and friends.