Maria Lane is an event designer and creative strategist specializing in organizing unique, personalized gatherings in Manhattan and the Hamptons. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart Living and The Huffington Post. She is also a founder of The Wildflower Collective, a dynamic group of young women in New York City who come together in the spirit of collaboration and mutual empowerment for lively brunches, professional development workshops, cultural excursions, volunteer opportunities, and political dialogues.

A lifelong artist and entertainer, Maria received her B.A. in Music and Italian from Columbia University while studying vocal performance at The Juilliard School. After serving as Executive Chair of the Columbia College Senior Fund, Maria continued to work with her alma mater on the Columbia College Board of Alumni and on the Dean's Strategic Alumni Planning Task Force. She remains actively involved with Columbia College Women.