Maria graduated the Faculty of Political Sciences at the University of Bucharest and had an international academic experience at Universidad Complutense in Madrid through an Erasmus scholarship. After graduation, she continued with a Master Degree in National Security at the National Defence College in Bucharest. She joined OMV Petrom SA in 2008 as a trainee in the CSR team and achieved the position of Social Affairs Expert after 2 years. She is currently responsible for all PR and media related activities to CSR projects in OMV Petrom SA, the corporate volunteering programs, NGOs engagement and reporting activities. Her job has become one of her hobbies, as it gives her every day the thrill, challenge and motivation she needs to feel alive. And most important, it gives her the chance to improve the world around. And she wants to make the most out of it. She is currently a Personal Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister at Ministry of Economy, Commerce and Business Environment.