María is a sociologist with a major in development with experience in the field of social phenomena from the individual and group level. The areas in which she works range from the collection and analysis of social information to consulting, community management and research. She has studies in specialized areas such as gender, age, location, resilience, education and pedagogy, children, youth and human rights. María has worked in research, planning, implementation and monitoring of social development projects. In addition, she has formulated impact initiatives with population in vulnerable situations, especially with population deprived of liberty and with unsatisfaction of basic needs from a participatory, sustainable and gender approach, mainstreaming the axis of mental health. As a research assistant for the HEARD Project, she has carried out activities such as data collection, construction of community data collection tools, and participant recruitment strategies, as well as data analysis and intervention design.