After graduating with a BA (Hons) degree in History of Art and Architectural History from The University of Edinburgh in 2017, Maria returned to Cork to pursue a Campaigns and Communications internship with Nasc. Following several months in the role, she moved to Northern France in late 2018 to volunteer with Help Refugees and Refugee InfoBus.
Maria worked with Nasc on Community Sponsorship between January 2019 and December 2020 and has been engaging with groups and working on the programme’s development almost since its inception. Maria rejoined Nasc as a Community Sponsorship Project Worker in May 2021, having completed complete a post-graduate LLB degree in Law in University College Cork.
Maria is currently one of the Community Sponsorship Project Workers with Nasc, working with communities in parts of both Munster and Leinster.