As the Institute’s Program Coordinator, Maria acts as the Chief Operating Officer of the Institute and is primarily responsible for the internal and administrative support activities of the Institute, as well as administering the Maddy Intern Scholar and Graduate Fellowship Programs in Washington, D.C., Sacramento, and various political offices throughout the San Joaquin Valley. She is also the anchor and producer for the institute’s public affairs TV Show in Spanish El Informe Maddy which airs weekly on Univision Fresno.
Prior to joining the Maddy Institute, Maria worked with local non-profits in Clovis, and as a freelance for a PR company based in Florida from where she moved from in 2011. While in Florida, Maria worked with the NFL Alumni, MLB Alumni, and Bass Pro Shops as an Event Coordinator and was an Assistant News Producer in Univision Tampa. Maria earned her B.A. in Mass Communications and Journalism in her native Colombia, has been married for over 13 years and has 3 young children.