Maria is an Economics and Statistics major, graduated with her Bachelor’s in 2006 Cum Laude, followed by an Honours degree in 2007. Notably, she received Dean Acknowledgement for extraordinary achievement in Statistics and best outstanding achievement in Economics.
Maria is currently a postgraduate student undertaking a Masters in Econometrics at the University of Pretoria. Maria is a returning adult student, having worked as a Management Consultant for the past five years, specialising in strategic planning and implementation focusing on mergers and acquisitions.
Her research interests include time-series and competition policy, modelling and estimating post-merger outcomes.
Maria’s goal after graduation is to become a professional economist facilitating third world economies and investigating economic strategies to develop them.