Prior to joining BSR, Maria worked at the World Wildlife Fund on food sustainability and environmental conservation topics. There, she was part of projects that aimed to eliminate deforestation from beef and soy supply chains by working with international retailers and suppliers. Maria also worked at the UN Global Compact on science-based target setting and sustainability reporting.
Maria holds an MBA and M.Sc. in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford and a B.Sc. in Biology from Universidad San Francisco de Quito. She speaks English and Spanish.