As a lifelong learner, Maria enjoys challenging herself to explore new ideas, improve her skills, and share what she's learned with others. Outside of her development role, she volunteers through her local TechGirlz chapter to help inspire middle school girls to explore the possibilities of technology to empower their future careers. Despite living in North Carolina, Maria's favorite days would include a winter snowfall and a good book! Fun fact: Maria is a classically trained musician, and if she weren't working as a developer, she would likely be working as a musician herself or teaching music. And what's her dream vacation you ask? Well, she's up to travel anywhere, as long as she has a little time to pick up a bit of the local language!