Director, Business Development
Class of ’85

Maria began her career as a financial consultant with Shearson Lehman/American Express, where she was one of the few women in the field of finance at the time.  After pausing to raise her two children, she become an independent business consultant for companies in Europe and the United States.  She is passionate about child development and has served on various committees and associations promoting educational and character-building projects.  In addition to being a member of the USC Economics Leadership Council, she is an active member of the Los Angeles chapter of the AJC and is on the advisory board of Well-Schooled.  She holds a BA in Economics from USC, as does her husband and son.