Maria was born and raised in Michigan where she earned her BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Wayne State University as well as her MA in Rehabilitation Counseling from Michigan State University. After living and working in both Indiana and California, Maria moved to Denver in January 2018. She brings unique experiences from working with student-athletes at MSU to supporting students with learning differences at the University of California-Berkeley. Access to education is Maria’s passion, which has led her to pursue academic coaching through Peak. She enjoys hiking with her dog, Vera, and cheering on the Spartans!