Coming from a very competitive all-male family of architects and engineers, Maria made a left turn and went to Florida Atlantic University for her BSW and PBCC for her AS in Psychology. She is very passionate about running, fashion, gourmet cooking, interior design, coffee growing and traveling Europe & South America. Maria takes running very seriously and will be participating in the Palm Beach Marathon 2021. Speaking Italian and Spanish has given her the chance to explore and travel to other countries and learn their ways. She loves to visit and manage the production of coffee at her family coffee plantation in Colombia.