Maria attended Harrisburg Area Community college and received an Associate’s Degree in Nursing. She then received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and later Master’s Degree of Nursing from Millersville University. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Maria has worked in both the chronic and acute hemodialysis settings. She previously was kept busy as the Clinical Manager of Fresenius Kidney Care Palmyra. Maria grew up in Hershey and currently resides in Palmyra with her husband and two children.