|School:||Mount St. Mary's University|
Maria majored in Mathematics at the Mount before graduating in 2014. She participated in a number of organizations on campus, including Campus Ministry, University Chapel Choir, George Henry Miles honor society, and the Mount’s chapter of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). Maria started her Mount career as a French major, but switched to Math after winning a puzzle contest sponsored by the MAA. Maria is currently working as an applied mathematician at Lockheed Martin.