Maria D. Sanchez has a Doctorate of Education, Ed,D. from Argosy University in Sarasota, Florida and a Masters in Counseling, M.A. from Webster University in Albuquerque, N.M. Sanchez also holds a Double Major in Business and Human Services, B.S.O.E. from Wayland Baptist University in Lubbock, Texas.
Dr. Sanchez has been in the Mental Health Counseling field for the past twenty years. She is also currently working as Director/Administrator of the
Toledo Y Carrasco Academia Hebreica. She has given presentations in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and El Paso on, “The Residual Trauma of the Inquisition.” Ms. Sanchez is working with the Jewish Federation helping individuals with Crypto or Converso Jewish background to obtain their dual citizenship to Spain.
At Family Tree DNA Project, she has assisted Adam Brown in obtaining DNA swabs from the Crypto and Converso Jewish population.
Dr. Sanchez is currently teaching classes on Crypto, Converso and Jewish culture, language (Ladino), Sephardi Jewish history, Torah studies, and Hebrew language. Her current works in Publication: El Sudario de Carrasco, Toledo y Maes;
Intersex, Truth, and Spirituality; El Espejo, Memorias y Fotos de mi Mama Loggie Carrasco; Mi Nombre, La Historia de mi familia des de el ano 1350.
Currently, Dr. Sanchez lives in New Mexico with her family and four legged family members. She is in the process of developing seminars and conferences on Intersex topics.