Maria’s background includes extensive practical experience in advanced product research and development, specializing in large vehicle robotic systems. She is interested in combining her hands-on experience in robotics with her interest in medical devices and the various research projects ongoing at the Wyss. Prior to joining the Wyss, she worked as a senior electrical engineer at QinetiQ North America and at Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics. She received her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University. Maria is currently pursuing her second Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering and Project Management at Johns Hopkins University.