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Maria is part of the Legal and Compliance team. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Political Science at Youngstown State University through a full-ride tennis scholarship. She then moved to Chicago, Illinois to pursue her Juris Doctor and Masters of Laws at DePaul University. She has worked both as an associate attorney, at Ferrere Abogados in Uruguay, and as in-house counsel for a Brazilian investment company and a Dutch fintech.
Maria is passionate about working on innovative solutions to solve society’s needs, from the environment to equal access to justice. Through a project called Free Legal Answers, Maria provides legal advice to women who are survivors of violence. She has been named Pro Bono Leader by the American Bar Association for three consecutive years. In her spare time, Maria runs marathons and practices karate.