Maria received her MSc in health economics, policy, and law from ERASMUS University, Rotterdam and her Master’s degree in epidemiology and Medical degree from the I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University.
Following graduation she worked in public health. Her areas of interest were in the fields of heath law and infectious diseases.
Her work at the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare as an epidemiologist led Maria to realise the health system in her country needs to change, which is what inspired her to join the Angels Initiative.