After finishing her undergraduate degree in Finance and graduate degree in Health Services Administration, Maria joined the U.S. Army. While there, she worked as a Behavioral Health Technician. Working with people inspired her to pursue the fields of science and medicine. Once her military obligation was completed, she returned to Virginia to finish her degree in Biochemistry. Maria is very excited to join Sagebrush and learn from so many incredible people. In her spare time she tutors high school and undergraduate students in chemistry and watches movies with her two favorite beings–her cat Marx, and her dog L.