Maria is a sophomore at Naperville North High School. Her greatest technical accomplishments have been achieved through the FIRST Robotics Programs. She advanced from programming Lego EV3 robots in FIRST Lego League to designing complex climbing subsystem that lifted a 120 lb robot for her FIRST Robotics Competition team. Other achievements that she is particularly proud of is designing a time management website with Girls Who Code, teaching kids how to program with Codinu during the summer, and dedicating over 250 hours of service to spreading STEM throughout her community. Maria plans on attending college, where she hopes to study engineering.