Lawyer from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, where she was a teaching assistant in Procedural Law for 2 years, working with Professor Fernando Román. Macarena has focused in her professional practice on the areas of civil law and real estate, commercial corporate law, and tax law. She has worked in both in real estate and accounting companies, as well as various law firms. Between 2014-2015, she was Chief Lawyer of the legal division at the Navetierra Gestión Inmobiliaria real estate company.
Previously, between 2012–2014 she was Manager/Lawyer in the Tax & Legal area of Deloitte Chile, responsible for corporate re-organization processes during tax planning, tax consultation resolutions, and ad-hoc contract management. Previously, at the company Alaluf Propiedades S.A., she was the legal division Chief Lawyer, focused on buying, selling and leasing properties in the industrial and commercial areas.