Maria is a Senior Advisor with the National Academy of Public Administration. Currently she is Deputy Project Director for a study of the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. She has also been a Deputy Project Director for a study of the Government Printing Office, and served as a study team member for reviews of the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System, and the FEMA Flood Mapping Program.
Prior to joining the Academy, Maria was a Project Director with the Alliance for Healthy Homes (formerly the Alliance to End Childhood Lead Poisoning). While at the Alliance, Rapuano helped found and direct the organization’s international program. She is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Trust for Lead Poisoning Prevention.
Maria holds a Masters of Arts in International Affairs from The American University and a Bachelor of Arts in Government from the College of William and Mary.