Maria joined DJP&A in 2019 as a Researcher. She graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Management and Protection and a concentration in Environmental Policy. Her studies allowed for a hands-on experience in environmental analysis, with projects that included preparing a mock Environmental Impact Report for a housing community and an Environmental Impact Analysis proposal to assess impacts on bird populations from a large-scale solar power facility. During her time as a student, she interned at Templeton Community Services as a Conservation Technician where she developed and oversaw water conservation and recycling programs. Prior to starting with DJP&A, Maria worked at Family Supportive Housing where she gained a greater knowledge of community issues along with experience in public outreach and event coordination.
At DJP&A, Maria works closely with staff researching and preparing environmental review documents. Her educational background and excellent communication skills makes her a valued team member at DJP&A.
Outside of work you can find Maria lifting weights, spending time with family and friends, and traveling. Maria can be contacted directly at (408) 454-3426 or by email.