Maria grew up in the Yucatan Peninsula and moved to Knoxville in 1997. Maria has one son, Jameel, who is the joy of her life. While she is involved in serving in ministries at Cokesbury Church, she and Jameel worship and are connected at Hardin Valley Church of Christ. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, baking, and spending time with friends and family. She previously worked in the Health Care Industry.