- PhD - Accounting -- University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
- MBA - Finance -- University of North Florida
- Bachelor's and Master's -- International Economics -- Institute of International Relations in Kiev, Ukraine.
Maria worked as a Senior Consultant in the Capital Markets division of Cushman&Wakefield in Europe. She has extensive experience in international business development through her work with USAID and SIDA (Swedish Internatinal Development Agency). Maria's research interests lie in the intersection of academic rigor and practical relevance, such as firm valuation, fair value measurements and effects of accounting regulation. As a research fellow at the Kenan Institute for Private Enterprise, she is also involved in private equity and venture capital research.