Maria is a student at UVA's School of Engineering, where she studies mechanical engineering. She is also a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. She has extensive computer science experience in both research and industry. For several years, she has volunteered as a tutor and classroom manager at the local nonprofit GIVE Youth. Maria also has experience as a private tutor and peer tutor. She has a deep passion for the arts, having won national awards for her works, and she enjoys learning about the intersection between STEM and the arts inherent in graphic design.
She is very excited to be teaching graphic design, engineering, and computer science classes at Fairfax Collegiate!