Maria began her professional career in mass communications as a broadcast promotions writer/producer at WHLL-TV, Worcester, MA. From there she moved on to a writer/producer position in the creative services department at WHDH-TV in Boston and eventually was promoted to senior producer. During her time at WHDH-TV, an opportunity for a career in music emerged and Maria found freelancing the best way to manage both her television career and music. Maria has broadened her involvement in mass media to include film and video production, voiceover work, and writing. Maria is also a songwriter and vocalist in the band 27. Her interests include animal advocacy and veganism.