Maria is a psychiatrist from Italy. She has, since 2012, served as the principal psychiatrist for new onset psychosis services at a community mental health center in Modena, Italy where she led the development of an assertive outreach based coordinated service for first episode psychosis. She has been on a leave of absence from her position in Modena since March 2017. She has joined the research team at the STEP Program where she will help coordinate the implementation of the MindMap campaign and the social media outreach activities. She likes baking, and she is a qualified skipper.