Maria is an intercultural trainer and consultant, specialized in intercultural communication and diversity management. She is passionate about enhancing intercultural understanding, inclusivity and social justice. For the last 15 years she has designed and deliver cross-cultural trainings to a wide range of organizations in the social and private sectors, as well as in academia.
She has an MA in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University, Massachusetts, U.S., a B.A. in Journalism and a post graduate degree in International Development from Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona.
She grew up in a town not far from Barcelona where she currently lives. She spent a year in Tanzania studying the Swahili language and culture. She also lived in the U.S. for three years and in the U.K. for a couple of years.
She loves experiencing and learning about different cultures, as well as engaging with people from diverse backgrounds and identities.