Maria has always had an eye for art, even as a young adult, but never thought she'd fall into the world of beauty, especially as her art form. She attended Kean University in New Jersey, and in 2015 received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, and truly began her beauty journey shortly thereafter, attending cosmetology school 2 weeks upon college graduation. She is now a licensed cosmetologist, with a primary focus on makeup application. Having been mentored by highly sought after makeup artists and educators, she has been able to hone her craft, and find her own style that best suits her, while still creating timeless beauty in multiple mediums. She has experience in multimedia production, print, and bridal. Maria's work has been featured in a number of publications and media, including Elle, Huffington Post, and Bustle.