Manuela is an economist graduated from the Universidad Católica Argentina. She studied Urban Planning and Regional Development in Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the UnitedStates and has worked in the public sector since 1998.
Between 2009 and 2015 she coordinated the Metrobus works of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires, within the framework of the Sustainable Mobility Plan. Between 2015 and 2019 she was Secretary of Works of the Ministry of Transportation of the Nation. Between 2020 and 2021 she was president of Buenos Aires Subways, where she was in charge of managing the city’s subway network. Since 2022 she is the Secretary of Transportation and Public Works of the city of Buenos Aires.
In the third sector, she was part of the Apertura Foundation; of the Asociarse para Crecer Foundation, for regional productive development; and she was an advisor on Public Policies related to Public Space at Creer y Crecer Foundation. In addition, she was director of the Metropolitan Transportation Agency with the mission of developing public policies together with the province and the City of Buenos Aires, in order to improve mobility in the Metropolitan Area.