Maria has been working with grassroots organizations throughout the Hudson Valley since 2015, and is passionate about fighting for the rights of — and creating space for — people within marginalized communities.
At Avalon, she supports all aspects of client campaigns, from strategy to production management and budget tracking to performance reporting.
Maria is a first-generation Latinx American, and is familiar with navigating different social, political, and cultural arenas. She co-founded the Newburgh LGBTQ+ Center and sits on the board of the Swish Ally Fund, which supports LGBTQ+ organizations engaging allies in the fight for equality.
In her work developing and delivering cultural competency trainings, she has partnered with organizations such as Hudson Valley Black Lives Matter and Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson to educate and advocate for communities impacted by racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia.
Maria holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business from SUNY New Paltz. She is a travel enthusiast and foodie, and spends her free time with family and friends, or plotting her next adventure.