Mariana Moreno Kuhnke studied law at the University of Granada. Subsequently, she worked on environmental law at the law firm Rattagan, Macchiavello, Arocena & Peña Robirosa in Buenos Aires (Argentina) – today Estudio Gabriel Macchiavello. She has a Master in Environmental Law and sustainability from the University of Alicante (Spain) and a Master in Law Science from the University do Vale do Itajaí – UNIVALI (Brazil). From 2017 to 2021 she was engaged as a lawyer in the spanisch environmetal NGO AMA-Natura/Ecologistas en Acción.
She joined IKEM in April 2021 as a research associate. Since October 2023, she is the head of the energy law department.