Maria has always had a passion for design. Her design aesthetic is a study in contrasts, often juxtaposing feminine and hard edged elements. She finds inspiration in cultural crafts and traditions, museum exhibits, and period films. Maria studies both Apparel Design and Fashion Merchandising at St. Catherine University. She will be graduating in the Spring of 2017 and will pursue a career in the fashion industry. Maria plans on continuing her journey of fashion through design, collaboration, and freelance.