Maria Bandwen is from Cleveland, Ohio, and attended The Ohio State University for her undergraduate degree. While at Ohio State, Maria studied Finance and English. During her time at NDLS, Maria spent her 1L summer working for the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission’s New York Regional Office, where she assisted in ongoing investigations related to bankruptcy. She spent her 2L summer as a summer associate at King & Spalding in their New York office in their transactional group, where she will be returning after graduation. Outside of school, Maria enjoys playing tennis with her family.