Maurina was born and raised in a small town known as Bradford located in Northwestern Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University. Throughout her college career, Maurina participated and presented in many undergraduate animal research conferences and was also the Assistant Lab Attendant Coordinator for the Psychology Lab.
After graduating college, Maurina decided to make the move down south, where she completed internships at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Dolphins Plus in the Keys as an Animal Care and Training intern. Her passion has always been to work with and around animals. After completing the internships, she decided to settle in Sarasota where she became a dog trainer for a while. She then decided to join the VSC team as a Client Services Coordinator where she loves building relationships with clients and their pets.
Maurina’s free time is usually spent with her dog (Gemma), and two cats (Armani and Preshy). She enjoys being outdoors, hanging out with friends, visiting family up north, and eating.