Maria is from The Woodlands, Texas. She attended Texas A&M University and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Philosophy and two minors in Italian and Sociology. Maria was an Assistant Rector her 2L year. She will be studying abroad Spring 2023. During her 1L summer she interned with the National Immigrant Justice Center’s policy team located in D.C. Maria also took the EU Policy-Making Course offered by the VUB Brussels School of Governance (Institute of European Studies) and the Diplomatische Akademie Wien — Vienna School of International Studies, made available through Notre Dame’s Nanovic Institute for European Studies. For her 2L summer, Maria worked at a big law firm in Chicago where she will return after graduation. In her free time, Maria enjoys exercising and spending time with family and friends.