Mara studied architecture at the National Technical University of Athens and at the School of Architecture of Paris-Belleville. She has worked with Atelier Jean Nouvel (Paris) and Tombazis Architects (Athens) and has participated in several national and international competitions as free-lance. Her main research interests evolve around the European condition of urbanity and its implication with the social, economical and political procedures. She is currently attending the Master in Urban and Territorial Strategies at SciencesPO, Paris. In 2012 she co-founded the practice micromega architecture and strategies.