B.A. Geology, Carleton College, 1993; M.S. Geological Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, 1996
Maria has a joint appointment with the OSU Institute for Water and Watersheds (IWW) where she is the coordinator for the Willamette Water 2100 project. In the past she has managed websites, edited newsletters and written technology transfer material for INR, Oregon Explorer and other OSU research programs. She has a background in geology and geomorphology and worked as a hydrologist for the USGS in Columbia, Missouri before coming to OSU in 2001.