Maria Ploshansky was born in Moscow, Russia and immigrated to Israel with her family at a young age. She served in the Israeli Defense Forces from 1983-1985 in the Department of Casualties. Later, she received an associate degree in computer science and trained in multiple computer programming languages. She was a small business owner for almost 10 years before moving to the United States in 1999.
After coming to the U.S., Maria studied real estate with a focus on acquisitions and financing. She earned her real estate license in 2006 with the goal of supporting entrepreneurs. She is currently licensed in the State of New Jersey. She is fluent in Russian, Hebrew and English.