Maria was born in Brussels on May 1987. She graduated from the Lyceum of Dionysos in 2005 and studied Biology at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens. In 2016 she obtained an MSc in Bioinformatics. During her undergraduate and postgraduate studies, she was an active researcher on the field of genetics and bioinformatics.
More specifically, she assisted in the supervision of undergraduate thesis projects, performed laboratory demonstration and contributed in research projects. She published papers in international peer-reviewed publications and took part in many conferences. She has worked as a Biology professor of secondary education in the private sector.
She is a member of the Science and Technology Centre of the Eugenides Foundation, where she designs and carries out the biology and chemistry demonstrations