Maria obtained her bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Dundee and her master’s degree in Biological and Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Edinburgh, in Scotland. She is now in the same university carrying out her PhD in Organic Chemistry. This period, she is doing a three-months internship in the non-profit organization SciCo where she is working as project co-ordinator in the ASF 2020. Aim of her for joining SciCo is her vision to promote alternative ways of learning science, which will be attractive to everyone. In her free-time she has latin dances as a hobby.