Hi! My name's Maria. I am an actor, producer and entrepreneur in NYC. I am a chronic optimist and the epitome of a "people person." I received my formal artistic training from The Portland Actors Conservatory while the rest of my training has been straight from The School of Life! In addition to my performance career spanning stage, film, television, commercial, and new media I've produced multiple theatrical projects in NYC; most notably, "Degeneration X" with Perf Productions and "Burning The Living" with the historic Living Theater company. I am also the Managing Director & an Associate Producer for Theater Masters, and an active producing and performing member of Behind the Rabbit Productions. My newest project, "The Slash Generation," incorporates the most of my talents at once and was born out of a personal challenge to #EmbraceTheSlash. The project focuses on providing information and inspiration for other "slashers" like myself pursuing multiple careers, often in creative ways, in the form of weekly videos, community support and monthly networking events! Some of my personal interests and passions include: Philanthropic work, being a member of the Planned Parenthood Activist Council, holistic well being and fitness, and inspiring those around me to reach their goals. I also take way too many pictures of my dog.