Maria is Mexican-American, born and raised in New York City. She relocated to West Haven, Connecticut and is working towards her M.S. in Digital Forensic Investigations. She obtained her B.A. in International Criminal Justice and minored in Public Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in NYC. She is passionate about combating human trafficking and is working on her masters in hopes of becoming an investigator of Human Trafficking and Child exploitation online.
Maria’s hobbies include singing, dancing, and photography. She loves to travel, and go on new adventures with her friends. She is currently raising her puppy, Mia, which can be described as adorably rambunctious.