Mariya graduated in Applied Mathematics at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridksi” in 2002 and first entered the web programming in 2004 with her participation in the creation of the web site Scientific Visualization, based on webMathematica technology. She has also worked as a programmer, but her love of painting and the urge to combine art and technology always attracted her to web design.
She began work with Drupal in 2010 whilst building the new version of the Medical Faculty web site at the Medical University in Sofia. She administered it until 2011, and then began designing websites on a freelance basis.
In July 2013, she successfully completed the CMS (Content Management Systems) course at Telerik Software Academy. That confirmed her view that a website built with a content management system can satisfy every standard of specific functionality and design whilst also looking beautiful. In 2016, Mariya graduated from Front-End courses at Telerik Software Academy.