Maria is a registered and licensed dietitian, originally from Dallas, TX. Maria received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, TX and went on to complete her dietetic internship at Texas Woman’s University (TWU) in Denton, TX. She is also currently completing her Master of Science degree in Exercise and Sports Nutrition at TWU. Having been a ballet dancer for 10 years, a high school varsity cross country and track athlete, and a half marathon and marathon runner, Maria always knew she wanted to work with athletes and the active population. Therefore, she interned with the TCU athletic department and went on to obtain a role as a sports dietitian in a private dietetics company based out of Fort Worth. In this role, she worked with athletes of all ages, performance levels, and sports, aiding them in mastering the principles of nutrition. Moreover, she interned at an elite performance training facility, where she conducted comprehensive nutrition assessments, provided nutrition education, and completed menus for collegiate and professional football, baseball, and basketball players. Maria believes that, along with training, proper fueling and hydration will provide the tools necessary to excel in any sport. As an expert in nutrition, Maria knows that she can help all athletes achieve just that!