Maria is a human rights student with a particular interest in issues related to freedom of expression and matters pertaining the Middle East region.
She has a background in international relations, degree which she chose to develop in different countries. Maria´s first professional experience was in Niagara Foundation, a Chicago based non-profit organization that strives to promote social cohesion by fostering civic conversations and sustained relationships between people of different cultures and faiths. She later on worked as a political adviser for the Spanish government in the Middle East team, during Spain’s membership at the Security Council of the UN. At this position, she assisted in high level meetings on sensitive international conflicts such as the Syrian civil war or the Middle East peace process. Since then, Maria has set her goal in working towards a more inclusive system where people across the world can have a seat at the table and a say in global challenges. Maria also worked at the Cervantes Institute in Paris, where she collaborated in the coordination of all cultural events of the house.
She is now finishing her degree in the European Master for Human Rights and Democratization and writing her thesis at the Danish Institute for Human Rights. She has recently developed an interest in the intersection of human rights and technology and in her free time she is exploring the coding world.