She is responsible for managing production and finance and developing marketing strategies and new partnerships. The fashion and design industry recognize the quality and innovation of COOPA-ROCA craftwork production through shows in Brazil and abroad, including in the U.S., France, England, Germany, the Netherlands and Italy.
Maria Teresa has worked with fellow mentee, Karla Borges Furlaneto, to draft a contract formalizing her relationship with the cooperative. She has also spoken to the value of her relationship with her mentor, Luz Maria, who assured her that she was on the correct path and advised her on some necessary changes.
She has been discussing the financial piece of her new business plan with the business school of Catholic University and will be approaching potential investors.