Maria earned both her bachelor’s degree in Occupational Studies and her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Her last fieldwork rotation occurred at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, where she worked with children with a variety of diagnoses. Prior to graduate school, Maria worked as a clinic manager in a pediatric clinic. Maria has a passion for working with children and families. She has wanted to be an OT since she was six years old and loves to be creative and fun in her treatment planning. She loves being a part of the CI team and building relationships with her coworkers, the children, and their families. In her free time, Maria enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to concerts, and being outdoors.