Born (1982) in Seville, Spain, Maria I Jimenez-Leon obtained her Undergraduate education at Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura de Sevilla. Upon being awarded the Beca para Estudios de Postgrado en E.E.U.U., a research fellowship from the University of Seville, Maria attended Cornell University for her higher studies, graduating with a Masters in Architecture, specializing in the role of Digital Media within Architectural Urban environments. In between her years in academia Maria worked at the Studio of Javier Terrados, contributing on housing, commercial and cultural projects primarily within the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula, Morocco and Latin America. In 2008, whilst in Graduate School Maria established SHROFFLEóN with Kayzad in Ithaca, New York. Maria is currently teaching at the Kamla Raheja Vidhinidhi School of Architecture and Environmental Planning. Previously he has held teaching positions at Cornell University, NY.