Mar is a former London financial trader. After 5 years working for prestigious investment banks she left finance on a quest for a deeper understanding of herself and the world around her. Her enquiry took her traveling across the world, and ignited her interest in various spiritual teachings.
In 2015 Mar returned to academia to complete a Masters in Economics for Transition at Schumacher College in the United Kingdom. Her thesis took her to the eco-village of Piracanga in Brazil where she worked with locals to develop the INKIRI$, a community currency that has changed the ways in which locals collaborate.
Since founding Give & Take Lab, Mar has been working on projects of diverse scales (personal, group, community, educational and corporate) aimed at exploring new interactions with money and the economic system.