Maria joined the C-J Advisory team in 2021 with an interest in helping young families and retirees build the joyful retirement they seek. She is a member of the American Heart Association’s Professional Advisor Network and a past participant in the Financial Planning Association’s externship program.
Prior to becoming an advisor, Maria spent 12 years specializing in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing, first for an investment research firm and then for a boutique asset manager.
Maria holds a Masters’ degree in International Affairs from the University of California, San Diego, and a Bachelors’ degree in Political Science from Tufts University. She enjoys traveling, reading and photography, and has lived in the East Bay with her family for a decade.