Maria joined IMMAP in early 2018 to strengthen iMMAP's Stand-by Partner Program (SBPP), a surge mechanism designed to provide Information Management expertise for additional support to the United Nations partners and UN-led clusters to enhance the capacity to respond to emergencies and humanitarian crisis.
Maria has extensive experience in the field of humanitarian affairs, including emergency preparedness and response, disaster management, conflict prevention, and peacebuilding. She worked both within the UN and non-profit sector and in various capacities such as project support and management, event planning, communications, and fundraising. Before joining iMMAP, Maria worked for The New Humanitarian (former IRIN News), UNOCHA and UN Environment.
Maria holds a Master's degree in International Communications and Development from City University in London and a Bachelor's degree in Social and Cultural Studies from Goldsmith's University in London.