Maria worked at the Honors Center of Italian Universities at Sapienza University, Italy, & Pace University in NY, before joining PowerBridgeNY and IIIE. In her position with Sapienza University she coordinated students’ activity for the academic exchange programs in a network of NYC Universities (PACE University, NYU and Columbia University). As part of the PowerBridgeNY Cleantech Proof-of-Concept Center, Maria works with teams trying to commercialize their emerging technologies, budgetary matters, marketing and social media. In her role at the IIIE, Maria works with the Director on program development, budgetary matters as well as marketing and social media. She holds a M.Sc. in Digital Media from NYU Tandon; she also holds a M.Sc. in Art History from the University of Roma Tre, Italy, and a Doctorate in Art Preservation from the University of Tuscia, Italy.