Hi! My name is Maria. I was born and raised in San Jose, Costa Rica. I moved to the US in my early twenties and have been living here for almost 18 years. I am new to the Gala Team this year (2023). I'm a passionate creative and it is my inspiration to evoke feelings of beauty and balance for the soul. I genuinely enjoy working at events, because it allows me the freedom to express my artistic talents and improve my social skills. I'm a mother to my 6 year old son and a student in Child Development at CR. You can often find me laughing, sharing my heart, empowering my friends with encouragement, and creating magical crafts, jewelry, macrame clothing, home-grown herbal medicine embodying the goddess and Latinx Bruja.