María Carina was born in Esquel, Argentina, in 1970. She earned her Bachelor degree in Computer Science at UNLP in La Plata and then moved to Buenos Aires where she has lived since 1994.
She has worked as a BI consultant for more than ten years. Over the last four, she has been dedicated full time to developing BI solutions using Pentaho Suite. Currently she works for Webdetails, one of the main Pentaho contributors.
She is the author of Pentaho 3.2 Data Integration: Beginner's Guide published by Packt Publishing in April 2010.