Maria is the Supervising Attorney of the Elder Law Practice in the Public Benefits Unit where she advises and represents senior clients on issues regarding access to public benefits, with a focus on health care and home care appeals, and advance life planning, including drafting Wills, Health Care Proxies, Living Wills and Powers of Attorney. Before working at NYLAG, she interned at the Greater Boston Legal Services. Maria received her J.D. from the New York University School of Law in 2008 and she attended Cornell University and Brandeis University for her undergraduate studies.