Maria Carola is the Founder of Momma Mosaic, a community dedicated to celebrating and discussing the complexities of motherhood. She is an Ambassador for the national nonprofit 2020 Mom Project and a member of the Advisory Council for Women + Girls for the GLAM4GOOD Foundation. Her work in the field of maternal mental health was inspired by her own struggles with postpartum depression after the birth of her two children.
Maria has worked in Publicity and Marketing for twenty years. She began in the publishing industry as a literary publicist and then worked independently with artists, arts organizations, corporations and non-profits. PR campaigns include work with Hillary Rodham Clinton, Senator Charles Schumer, Nikon Inc., Corbis, Kodak, Reuters, Unicef, Forbes, The Asia Society, and numerous authors, agents and publishing companies.
With her camera Maria was able to bring voice and awareness to issues important to her in another capacity. Photography clients include American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Covenant House, Institute for Community Living, United Way, I Love New York and Barnes & Noble. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) as part of the landmark exhibit Life in the City and has been published in the United States and Europe.
She is a member of the National Arts Club, the Camera Club of New York, Photographers Resource Center at Boston University, and the Publicity Club of New York. Maria has a BA in Psychology from Goucher College and completed additional course work in Psychology at NYU. She also studied at the International Center of Photography, specializing in Documentary Photography. After college she held mental health internships in the Neuropsychology Department at Columbia University and at Sheppard Pratt Hospital in Baltimore, MD.
In addition to founding and running Momma Mosaic, she currently serves as a strategic and creative consultant advising a range of clients.