(Co-founder/group leader/program design)
Maria was born in Italy, and subsequently lived in Canada, the United States and France. She finally settled in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico where she has been living since 1976 with her husband and three children. She has a B.A. in Italian and Art History form the University of California at Berkeley, where she graduated with honors. She taught English as a Second Lenguage for several years. Since 1985 she has lead trour groups throughout Mexico and is a specialized leader for Baja California, which is her home and her passion. Maria's multi-culture past has helped her both undertand different worlds and master speaking several languages. She has also been inspired to futher study the history of Mexico and Baja California.