Maria Garcia is an award-winning journalist and the Executive Editor of Futuro Studios, where she conceptualizes and oversees new podcast and television projects. Previously, Maria served as the Managing Editor at WBUR, where she oversaw the station’s investigative, environmental, education and arts and culture teams. Maria has also been an arts editor and arts reporter, covering overlooked corners of creativity. Early in her career, she covered politics and policy along the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas, for over a decade before earning her Masters in Arts and Culture reporting from Columbia Journalism School. Maria splits her time between El Paso, Texas and New York City and enjoys spending time with her son Jael and their dog Chalino.