Maria has been passionate about working with non-traditional students in higher education for over 25 years. She has served as assistant director for an adult education program, an advisor, and a program manager. She is currently an adjunct instructor for non-traditional students at Drexel University. In addition to her work with non-traditional adult students, Ms. Kleponis works in her local public school system as a substitute teacher, focusing on support rooms and front office work. Finally, she serves as Chief Financial Officer for her husband’s business, Integrity Counseling Services, which provides psychological services locally, nationally and internationally. In her free time, Maria studies Bel Canto Opera and sings with the Wayne Oratorio Society.