Maria is a senior and resident advisor at Pace University working toward a degree in English with an Economics minor. For the past three years, Maria has coordinated programming for Pace University’s Foodies Floor, a community within the residence halls dedicated to taste exploration and recipe creation as a way of enriching college students’ knowledge of and appreciation for the culinary arts. Maria is an instructor with The Edible Academy at The New York Botanical Garden as well as a Farm Based Educator at Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. In her free time, she enjoys exploring New York City’s rich culinary world and maintaining her blog, Decaf Doesn’t Count. She can be found on twitter @EmCosta_.