Maria joins the UAA team as an Architectural Designer. She graduated in Architecture with a Masters in Urban Planning from Spain. She thought six years of hard studies were not enough, so she enrolled in a course of Cooperation for Development. Since then, she’s combined her two passions: Architecture and humanitarian work. She’s worked in China in medium-to-large size office, hospitality and residential projects, and she’s volunteered in India and Fiji, building or improving infrastructure for impoverished communities. In Vancouver, she’s looking forward to learning more about the First Nations and the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood while discovering the outdoor activities BC has to offer.