As Research Associate, Maria supported projects to improve the impact of health services research for decision-makers and the public. Her responsibilities included analytic and programmatic support; project management; and report writing for health research and policy programs.
Prior to joining AcademyHealth, Maria worked at Fundación IDEA / C230 Consultores, a think tank / consulting firm in Mexico City devoted to economic and social public policy. There, she worked with the federal government and international organizations, such as USAID and the British Embassy, in projects on innovation, small business development, gender-based violence, community policing, and social prevention of violence.
She received her Master of Public Administration in Development Practice from the Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in 2018. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.