Maria's specializes in articles and essays and can write on a wide variety of topics. She has expertise in education, fine arts, product descriptions, academic and technical writing, and blog and social media writing.
Her interests include the following: travel, literature, fine art, education, politics, and web writing.
Maria earned a Bachelor's in Fine Arts from the Art Academy of Cincinnati, where she focused her training on painting and sculpture. While attending AAC, Maria also minored in Art History, earning additional credits in Meso-american art from Central and South America.
At the University of Cincinnati, Maria earned an interdisciplinary degree in Comparative Literature and Creative Writing while gaining experience as a teacher for first-time college students. While attending UC, she focused her studies on post-colonial theory and the works of Latin American writers.
She credits her expertise as a classroom teacher to the training she received at UC.
At the University of Texas at El Paso, Maria earned an interdisciplinary Master's degree in Border Studies and Creative Writing. She focused her time at UTEP around understanding the complexity of the transnationalism and its impact on education and economics. In addition, Maria completed several creative manuscripts, including a novella that centered on her childhood in Ohio. She credits her rigorous training at UTEP with her abilities to research and analyze current trends in multiple subject areas.
Maria has considerable expertise in education, program and curriculum design. She excels at strategic planning and is able to conduct research in a wide variety of areas. While working as a freelance writer and educational consultant for the non-profit Asante Africa, Maria drafted a proposal that explored links between industry and education in rural Kenya.
As a professional writer and non-profit educational consultant, Maria had the opportunity to research existing resources for first-generation college students who struggle to complete schooling after high school. Maria excels at analysis and is able to quickly identify assets and weaknesses for a variety of organizations.
Maria strives to create marketing materials that are interesting and readable for a variety of audiences.
Maria enjoys sharing her creative writing skills with clients who are looking for an unconventional voice.