Maria has a 20 year history working in strategy, business development, venture capital and M&A in a range of industries including energy, aerospace, biotech, medical devices as well as non-profits. Maria works on fund build out and development strategy, communicating with a range of ERA Fund partners. These include family offices, consultants, endowments and large institutionals with strategic interest in this emerging asset class. Maria also speaks frequently on market development in distributed energy resources (DER’s) including policies such as Community Choice Aggregation and MicroGrids that open access to “grid edge” markets. She earned an MBA with high honors from Columbia University, a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a BA in Fine Arts,