Maria, a Seattle local, spent many years with environmental movements in California where she pursued her degree in Environmental Studies from the University of California Santa Barbara. With a particular interest in marine conservation, Maria has gained experience working with science labs, documentary film production, environmental justice movements, and most recently was a coral restoration scuba diver in the Florida Keys. Few things make her happier than her puppy, Seattle coffee, and when people sing her name to the tune of “Maria” from West Side Story.