Maria founded the agency Frohe Botschaft PR in February 2016. Prior to that she was managing director of the communications agency BEiL² for four years. Between 2008 and 2010, she supported Beiersdorf AG in the communication of international product launches and initiatives to optimize margins for the NIVEA and Eucerin brands and wrote content for the employee magazine face-to-face. As an editor she was responsible for the social column of WELT and WELT AM SONNTAG between 2006 and 2012. At the same time, she wrote for WELT Kompakt, Berliner Morgenpost, the fashion format First Row, published by Burda Verlag, the G+J star spin-off NEON and the Bauer Media weekly Life & Style. In 2003 Maria worked in the editorial department of the online magazine ZOON of Volkswagen AG, the first German-language youth portal with live web talk and social TV. She studied Fashion Journalism and Media Communication with a focus on Marketing and PR at AMD Hamburg.