Maria was born in Anaheim California. At a young age she moved to Oakland. She is fluent in Spanish and English. She has two sons 10- and 4-year-old. During her free time, she likes listening to music, going out to parks, and doing arts and crafts with her children. She also enjoys nature so much. Maria is dedicated to help children identify their strengths and develop a compelling narrative to showcase their unique talents and accomplishments.