Maria Marino joined Aidan in 2019 as a Toddler Assistant in the Mountain Silverbell Class. She originally hails from Colombia and holds a BA in Psychology from Universidad Javeriana at Bogota, Colombia. Maria’s experience working with children and in a Montessori classroom prior to Aidan have inspired her own academic journey. She is currently undertaking an online Montessori Educational Program to receive her International Certificate for Toddlers from Montessori de Latinoamérica A.C.
Maria and her family moved to Washington, DC when her husband took a job at a Multilateral Development Bank for Latin America and the Caribbean. Before moving to Washington, DC, she spent two years in Montreal and Toronto, Canada, where she learned English. When not at work, Maria practices a healthy lifestyle and enjoys hiking, dancing, and jogging. She also loves spending time with friends of many of cultures and backgrounds.