BA ’13 Liberal Arts and Sciences (Majors: Sustainability Studies and Political Science)
Maria graduated from the University of Florida in Spring of 2014 with degrees in Political Science and Sustainability Studies. During her time at UF she was actively engaged with the College Democrats, the Office of Sustainability, and Gators Going Green where she planned the annual Student Sustainability Summit. She also worked with the County Commission, served as Sustainability Coordinator for the Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership & Sustainability (YELS) Program at UF and served as undergraduate Research Assistant for Dr. Thiele. Upon graduation, Maria moved to Washington D.C. and worked briefly for the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council before settling into her current job with the International Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council. She plans to attend graduate school in the coming years before heading back to her native Florida.