Maria received her B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering (2017) from the Ohio State University and M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering (2019) from Carnegie Mellon University. During her time at OSU, she conducted undergraduate research for Dr. John Lannutti, where she characterized the photostability of high-speed electrospun oxygen-sensing nanofiber scaffolds for biomedical applications. Additionally, she worked as a materials engineer at Battelle, where she helped to develop Battelle Smart Corrosion Detector beads. She joined the Regenerative Biomaterials and Therapeutics Group under the direction of Professor Adam Feinberg in 2017. Maria is currently optimizing embedded 3D printing of off-the-shelf elastomers via rheological modification of inks and improvement of machine pathing. She acts as a consultant for the lab’s startup, FluidForm, advising the direction of embedded synthetics printing. In addition to synthetics printing, Maria is interested in skeletal muscle and cardiac tissue engineering and has begun to explore these in her research.