Maria was born and raised in Victoria and has strong connections to the island.
Prior to law school, Maria received a Bachelor of Arts in History, with a focus on modern Russian history. She also worked as a commercial painter and built wooden boats.
Maria received her law degree from the University of Victoria in 2019. While attending law school she volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada and completed a placement with the Yukon Human Rights Commission.
Maria articled with McConnan Bion O’Connor & Peterson prior to her call to the Bar in 2020 and has experience working in both the litigation and solicitor practice groups. Her preferred areas of practice are business and corporate law, real estate, and wills and estates.
When she is not in the office, Maria likes to go to the gym, cycle, spend time outdoors with her dog, and paint in the style of Bob Ross.