In her fundraising capacity at UTeach, Maria engages with individual, corporate, and foundation partners to access their interest in the UTeach Teacher Preparation program. She also works closely with the UTeach Advisory Council to set and meet goals important to the growth of the program both locally and nationally.
Prior to UTeach, Maria worked at UT Law School for 13 years in Alumni Relations and Development. Her position there involved everything from designing events and conferences for alumni and professors to managing programs like the Annual Fund and the Parents Leadership Council. Maria holds a BA in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin. In her spare time, Maria enjoys hiking, backpacking, sewing, and gardening.