Maria was born on Slovak – Polish border to a Hungarian family. After finishing high school in her hometown, Poprad, she moved to Budapest where she was granted a scholarship and started her studies at prestigious Corvinus University. She graduated as Landscape Architect with a specialization in the preservation and conservation of historical gardens.
Her working experience focused on rural development, social inclusion of rural areas, and generation renewal – the main priorities of the EU Rural Development policy. She was involved in several projects promoting social inclusion, poverty reduction, and economic development in rural areas. She actively supported knowledge transfer and innovation in agriculture, forestry, and rural areas.
She is a committed promoter of fundamental European Values: tolerance, justice, solidarity, and non-discrimination and a devoted supporter of human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, rule of law, and human rights. peace and stability.
She volunteered in a Hungarian Cultural Center in Warsaw running the Hungarian Sunday School, and in Australian Brisbane’s ethnic community radio preparing Hungarian broadcasting.