Maria is Assistant Professor of Management at the MVS School of Business & Economics California State University, Channel Islands (CSUCI) in Camarillo, CA (USA). She received her DBA from IE Business School (July 2017), her MBA from the Graduate School of Management at Boston University, and her Law Degree from Universidad Pontificia Comillas ICADE in Madrid (Spain). Maria is a proud Spanish Fulbright Scholar (1998-2000), Paul R. Lawrence Fellow (2016) and B Academics Founding Board Member (2019). AY 2020-2021 she served as the Academic Director for CSUCI Online Business Program. Before moving to the United States, her career was in financial services and management consulting on both sides of the Atlantic, helping banks and other organizations to use technology to achieve their business objectives. At CSUCI, she is actively researching social entrepreneurship, social enterprises, hybrid organizations, B-Corps as well as non-profits organizations engaging in Earned Income Strategies (EIS). Maria is also a strong advocate for the use of service-learning, study abroad, and technology in higher education.