Maria is an Engineering Student Researcher working with Drs. Bolhari and Castaneda on a National Science Foundation funded research project. She is contributing to the technical design and construction of acrylic concrete tanks to be used by families living in the San Angelo area. Maria also volunteers in various engineering outreach events in order to increase the number of women and minorities in civil engineering.
She enrolled into the Engineering Fundamentals major in 2016 an is on a path to to join the civil engineering major.