Maria Saavedra graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Florida International University.

She is the writer for ByMariaSaavedra and her work has been published by The Miami Herald and The Palm Beach Post. In the Spanish market she has worked in freelance projects, some of which have been published with Venue Magazine.

In the fashion industry, while working at EXPRESS, she developed a marketing program designed to build product knowledge and created a list of popular garments that were featured on 2009 Holiday catalog.