Maria was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. She graduated with her BA from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and has lived in various places around the country before her most recent move to Oregon.
Maria has been working with children and adults affected by Autism and other developmental delays for almost a decade. In that time, she has worked with agencies that specialize in ABA services as well as working as a Teaching Assistant at an alternative school. Maria loves helping people and believes that we can learn something from everyone we meet.
Maria has a love for nature and the outdoors. Whenever possible, she loves to jump on planes and visit new countries. In her down time, she likes to read and ponder thoughts with friends.