A native from Colombia, María Correa spent over nine years working for the Government of Colombia, first as Advisor to the Chief of Staff of former President Álvaro Uribe Vélez. In this position, she was responsible for managing the daily agenda of the President by reviewing and assessing potential events and debriefing him prior to each one. Since June 2009, she served as Communications, PR and Culture Consul for the General Consulate of Colombia in New York.
She holds a Masters in Public Administration and International Affairs with a concentration in International Political Economy from Columbia University. Additionally, she holds a Specialization in Public Policy and Strategic Political Communications and a Bachelors Degree in Law both from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia.