Maria is currently the Venture and Fellowship Coordinator at Ashoka Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. She is also Latin America Consultant at the Global Fund For Women and a Young Associate at the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations (COMEXI), a foreign policy think tank. Prior to Ashoka, Maria worked in social impact consulting with Nosotrikos where she designed strategies for environmental and social impact management for the energy sector in Mexico. In addition, Maria was a Public Information intern at the UN in Mexico and a Research Assistant at the LSE United States Centre. Maria holds a BSc in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics. She has conducted field work in 3 continents researching issues on gender, education, migration, and sustainable development.