Born in Toronto, Canada, Maria moved to London, England in 2001 to study at Central Saint Martins College. She completed a BA in Fine Art and later went on to complete an MA in Fashion Womenswear.
Maria moved to Paris in 2011 where she completed a one year intense course in Draping at La Chambre Syndicale De La Haute Couture.
After working in the Fashion industry and gaining relevant experience, she decided to fulfil one of her biggest passions, completing a PGCE at UCL in Further Education.
Maria is a Senior Fashion Lecturer at Ravensbourne University in London, England.