Maria is also an artist and one of her paintings was exhibited in the Art Gallery at Manchester Airport. Her work was also featured in a full-page article in the Manchester business magazine ‘Lift Off.’ She donated another painting to the charity auction to raise funds for a children’s hospital in Uganda. Starting from High School, she was involved in Youth Exchange Projects in Europe, being an active member of the ‘Zamolxes’ Foundation. The highlight of Maria’s first trip to England was seeing her name in lights on the Old Trafford Score Board before a match as an official welcome from Manchester United Football Club. She is passionate about architecture and design and also has a great love for art in general.