Maria started visiting Vermont in 2018 when her husband's job brought him here and absolutely fell in love. She made the move from Arizona permanent in 2020. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Arizona State University. Prior to joining VEEP, Maria worked in finance for higher education and the mortgage industry. In her free time, Maria enjoys kayaking, skiing, traveling, getting lost in a good book, and most importantly spending time with her husband and two dogs.