Maria has been working in higher education since 2008. Prior to arriving at Drake the summer of 2014, she worked at Central College building institutional partnerships, and working on marketing and recruitment for study abroad programming. She received her B.A. from Central College in Global Political Science and Cultural Anthropology and is currently working towards her M.Ed in International Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago.
At Drake Maria’s role is two-fold working with both the Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning focusing on building new initiatives in global service-learning as well as working with Drake International on their faculty-led travel seminars.