Originally from Venezuela, María is fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese. She began her career as a journalist at the Observer, the student newspaper at the University of Notre Dame. There she served as director of talent and inclusion, news writer, social media strategist and podcast host.
During the summers of 2019 and 2020, she was a reporter for the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald. The investigative piece she co-wrote about Venezuelans seeking asylum at the US-Mexico border won second place in the News Reporting category (Spanish language) from the Florida Society of News Editors 2020 Journalism Contest.
María graduated from Notre Dame in May with degrees in political science and economics and a minor in journalism, ethics and democracy. She received the RV Ley Journalism Award, an honor given to a graduate for outstanding achievement and outstanding promise.
María lived in the Midwest for several years and has reported from Minnesota since joining The Post. Now she’s ready for the warmer DC weather and the arepas she’s told are just a five-minute walk from the press room.
Please welcome María to her new role at the Post. It starts on March 7.