Maria-Aida is an architect by training, an artist by talent and a teacher by vocation; holding a master's degree in architecture. She worked as an architect-urbanist in several countries, including in Africa. She taught Design and Art History at the University in Lima (Peru). She became an artist in 1986, her preferred media being pen & ink, combined with watercolor or acrylics. Maria-Aida now lives in New Rochelle, where she is a freelance artist; exhibiting member several Westchester Art Associations; jury member for several art shows; member of Westchester Arts Council artists roster/schools/community. UNICEF and Friends of Sound Shore Medical Center published her works as greeting cards. New Rochelle City Hall published her. Images of New Rochelle. Maria-Aida is a certified instructor for Drawing on the Right Side of the Brainn from California State University. She gives practical sessions on this technique to different Centers for Continuing Education. She fulfilled requirements for NY State Certification in Art Education(K-12). Presently, she teaches Spanish at Ursuline School. She pursues a masters degree in multilingual-multicultural education.