Maritza Sosaya was born and raised in Lima, Peru. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and has worked in the education field, specifically with preschool-aged children, throughout her career. In her native country of Peru, she founded and ran her own preschool for twelve years. Maritza was a member of the Association of Promoters of Early Childhood Education (APEIP) in Lima. In 2010, she founded the VIPkids Vienna Immersion Program, a Spanish immersion preschool and after school program in Vienna, VA. She is also active in the art and design fields due partly to her background in architectural drawing. She enjoys creating abstract paintings, which have become her signature piece. Her paintings have been showcased in three different art exhibitions in the Washington D.C. area, Los Angeles, CA, and Lima, Peru. Additionally, Maritza recently entered the event planning and interior decoration industries with her newest project, Maritza Events + Design. She lives in Vienna, VA with her two daughters.