A native New Yorker, Maria has been performing since her childhood. On the screen, Maria was featured in the indie films GAYBY, MEMORIAL DAY and in the webseries, SUBMISSIONS ONLY. In New York, Maria has performed with/at NYTW, EST, CSC, Woodshed Collective, SoHo Rep, HERE Arts Center, undergroundzerofestival, The Kirk @ Theater Row, Fordham Alumni Company, 78th Street Theater Lab, aMios, BAX, Shakespeare in the Park-ing Lot, NY Fringe Festival to name a few. Maria traveled the country with TheaterWorks USA and worked at the Kitchen Theater in Ithaca, at the Orchard Project. She received the first NYIT Award for Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role. When not performing, Maria is a teaching artist and Theatre Program Director at the Darien Arts Center. Maria is an alumnus of LaGuardia H.S. of Performing Arts, Fordham University, Mother to Lucy and Nina and a proud Army wife.