Maria Fernanda has been with the Latino Student Fund since 2004 and in 2009 she transitioned into the role of Executive Director. Maria Fernanda holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco de Quito. She is a graduate of the Capacity Building Program for Executive Directors, sponsored by the Government of the District of Columbia. She also participated in the Smart Start Program offered by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement for new executive leaders. Maria Fernanda is a 2013 graduate of Leadership Greater Washington and also serves on the Board of Directors for Passion for Learning.