Maria received her Bachelors of Science degree in Research Psychology at Southern Connecticut State University. She then spent a few years living and working in Massachusetts as a Vision Therapist in the very office she did vision therapy at when she was a child. She moved out to Boulder for a fresh start and to explore a new part of the country. In her free time she enjoys hiking, camping, and going to music concerts. Maria completed her written and oral examinations to earn Certified Optometric Vision Therapist in 2018.