Maria brings more than 15 years of experience managing operational and strategic ventures in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. As a self-taught programmer, she founded Formed, Inc, a digital health technology company. After their daughter was born with a rare genetic disorder called Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), Maria and her husband committed to creating solutions for rare diseases. This was the inspiration for TREND Community. She uses her platform as Founder and CEO of TREND to advocate for and bring hope to people living with rare, chronic, and emerging diseases.