Maria was born in 2004 in Kryvyi Rih, but she soon moved with her family to Kharkiv. She is a student at the Department of Audiovisual Arts and Production of the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts. Maria is a visual artist, editor, and designer. She is a member of several organisations, including the European Youth Parliament and NGO USS. As a member of the BartBuro team, she worked on the editing of the Digital Fashion Show UFEG for UFW. As a volunteer, she has worked for Kharkiv MeetDocs and Docudays UA. She is currently working on the organisation of an NGO USS film festival, I Ukrainian Libertarian Film Festival.