María is a passionate and dedicated anthropologist and qualitative researcher with international experience running intense research projects in two countries. She has demonstrated ethnographic research experience on police violence, informal economies, and, more recently, exploring the market for affordable housing entrepreneurship in Mexico City. María is adept at bridging divides, partnering with people and professionals from all cultures, walks of life, and socioeconomic backgrounds. She is an excellent bilingual (English & Spanish fluency) communicator, illustrated in interfacing and building rapport with focus group members, coordinating research teams, and delivering accurate documentation and reviews. She is proficient in setting out research parameters, organizing relevant participants, designing guides, and conducting in-depth interviews. María holds a MA in Fine Arts from The New School and a bachelor in social anthropology from Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia.