Maria was born and raised in Salinas, Ca. Graduated from California State University, Monterey Bay where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in Fall 2016. Soon after, she joined Learning ARTS as a behavior technician. She became an RBT in 2017, Behavior Specialist in 2018, and a BCaBA in 2019. She is currently enrolled in Capella University where she is working on her Master’s in Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis. Maria states, that working with families with children diagnosed with ASD and seeing how the parents apply what is taught during parent trainings and/or team meetings is fulfilling. During her free time, she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.