Maria has worked for over 20 years in clinical research and development in small biotechnology and in large pharmaceutical companies in the US and the UK. As a Senior Director. Oncology Clinical Development at Pfizer, and a member of the Clinical Oncology Leadership Team Maria coordinated the Technical Review Committee that reviewed and approved all the oncology programs, and was responsible for overseeing the staffing and budgeting of all the programs and collaborated in different capacities, with several development teams . Maria has overseen number of clinical programs as a senior leader of multi-national pharmaceutical company (Pfizer) as well as a global CRO (Parexel).
Maria received a PhD in Biological Anthropology at the Faculty of Sciences, University de Paris VII, France and earned MPH from University of Texas, Houston, TX.