María Rosa considers herself a passionate communications professional. She is currently a Senior Manager of the Toyota account at República. She received a master’s degree in Strategic Communications and a Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution from Florida International University, and received a B.A. in Journalism and Public Relations and a Certificate in Education from the University of Puerto Rico - both (M.S. and B.A.) with a summa cum laude distinction. She is a member of the Kappa Tau Alpha and PRSA. María Rosa has been co-author of research in Communications and Social Media. Her work has received international attention with collaborations that resulted in presentations at refereed conferences such as, the International Association 2013 meeting in London, England and the Asociación Latinoamericana de Investigadores de Comunicación meeting in Montevideo, Uruguay. María Rosa has worked as a communications professional at Univision, PRISA, Gannett, and other media companies.