A graduate of UC Berkeley and the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, Maria was a fellow with the National Hispana Leadership Institute, where she attended the Center for Creative Leadership and Harvard School of Public Policy. She received her mediation training from the Center for Understanding in Conflict and her coaches training from the Coaches Training Institute.
Maria has over twenty years experience as an organizational development consultant and trainer. Since 2007, she has worked with Rockwood Leadership Institute, the nation’s largest provider of multi-day, transformative leadership trainings for social change nonprofit and philanthropic organizations.
In 2015 she launched the Butterfly Series, a writing and creative arts workshop for women who want to explore what’s next in their life journey. Her book, The Butterfly Series: Fifty-Two weeks of Inquiries for Transformation was published in 2018. https://amzn.to/2QBL9us