Maria is one of the two founders of One World. She studied for her BA in sculpture and then went on to work as a house parent in homes for handicapped children and school offenders. In 1978 she started her Macrobiotics studies at the CHF in London and has been professionally involved ever since as a cooking teacher and cook referral. Being a mother of two children has inspired her to complete the Steiner teacher training and focus on the macrobiotic approach to education and women’s health. Maria has also a deep interest in Space clearing and has been co-promoter and co-director of the One World Summer Festival since 1996.