Maria is the Assistant General Counsel for Technology for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), where she provides technical guidance to more than 200 attorneys within EEOC’s Office of General Counsel and oversees the EEOC’s litigation support department. She has worked with the EEOC for more than 27 years in various capacities, including Supervisory Trial Attorney, Attorney Advisor to former EEOC Chair/Commissioner Jenny R. Yang, and Administrative Judge. She has litigated numerous cases of first impression and class and systemic cases. She is a former Fellow with the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor & Employment Law and a current member of the National Employment Lawyers’ Association and Federal Bar Association. Maria is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law and Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.