Maria is a highly motivated individual with several years of experience in fundraising and entrepreneurship. Following the completion of her Masters in International Development Management in London, Maria worked for different health related charities, including Muscular Dystrophy UK and Fertility Network UK, before joining Chance to Shine as a Fundraising Assistant in June 2019. She hails from Pakistan where cricket is seen as almost like a religion, hence working for Chance to Shine seems like a dream come true. 

Prior to her Masters, Maria did her bachelors in Electronics Engineering and managed her own education consultancy for four years. While working for her consultancy, she realised the injustice present among the social classes which motivated her to join the third sector. 

When she is not working, Maria is an avid world traveller and attended Model United Nations in USA and UAE this year. She loves dining out, trying different cuisines, enjoying theatre, horse riding and believes in living life to the fullest. 

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