Maria joined the staff as both a receptionist and veterinary assistant in February of 2022. She was born and raised in Southern California, and resides in the local area. Maria graduated Summa Cum Laude from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in May of 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and a minor in Chemistry. She is pursuing a career in veterinary medicine with the hope of one day becoming a veterinarian. In her spare time she enjoys water skiing, snow skiing, mountain bike riding, and playing the violin alongside her colleagues in the Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra.