Maria works as a content manager at the i3 Institute. She is currently in her final year of the Ālimiyyah course. Her academic background includes a bachelor's degree in accounting and finance and a master's degree in project management. She has been leading Qurān tafseer Halaqas and online sessions for the past seven years. She also served on the Islamic Women's Council of New Zealand, where she actively contributed to community development by organizing educational workshops and creating safe spaces for meaningful interactions.