Maria was born in Pennsylvania but called the mountains of North Carolina her home. She graduated from Western Carolina University cum laude in 2010 with a B.A. in Political Science and a double minor in English and Business Law. She then received her Juris Doctorate at the Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville in 2013. While in Jacksonville, Maria has worked for several prominent civil litigation firms, thus gaining invaluable experience representing a vast array of clients.
Maria currently resides in Jacksonville Beach with her husband and two dogs. Maria is a proud military spouse and strives to give back to the Atlantic Coast community what it has given to her.