Maria hails from the Pacific by way of Fiji with Rotuman heritage.
She attended the University of the South Pacific and graduated with a double major in accounting & financial management and public administration.
Maria started her financial career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Suva, Fiji then migrated to New Zealand in 2003. In New Zealand, Maria worked for various organisations including Pacific Media Network, Grant Thornton Accounting firm and Pacific Business Trust.
Maria feels privileged to use her skills and experience to give back to Pacific communities.