Maria is the Vice-President of External Affairs at Potomac Riverkeeper Network. Maria works to identify and secure financial support from members, individuals, corporations and foundations to maintain and grow Potomac Riverkeeper Network’s financial and membership base and to enable the organization to continue its advocacy for the protection of the Potomac River and its watershed.
Maria discovered a dedication to social and environmental justice and community development after working on a state-wide referendum in Maryland and completing her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Maria started her career as a Volunteer Maryland! AmeriCorps member and has worked for numerous nonprofits and issue campaigns in senior development and external affairs roles over the past 20+ years. Before joining Potomac Riverkeeper Network in 2016, Maria was the Chief Development Director at Green Door Behavioral Health. During her career, Maria has served as an Executive Director Partnership Development Officer, Field Director, and Director of Special Events and Communications. Maria lives in Washington, DC.