Maria joined CW+ in August 2021 and is responsible for the CW+ grants programme, supporting staff from the Trust with their grant application process. The grants programme aims to fund projects that help staff to deliver better patient experience and care.

Maria graduated from the University of A Coruña in 2016 with a BSc in Sports. She went on to work in the Swiss Alps and Italy for a few years before moving to London in 2019. While at university, Maria volunteered at several sports events, and she continues to do so in London as well as in some local charity shops.