She graduated from Grand Valley State University with a B.A in Photography, focusing primarily on Documentary/Photo-journalism. She has exhibited in various cities such as Grand Rapids, New York City, Detroit, Austin, and Rome, Italy. Her work has been in multiple publications including Vogue, Hour Detroit Magazine, The Detroit Free Press, Bridge Detroit, Medium, Metro Times, D Business Magazine, and WDET. Rosa María is Co-founder of La Sirena Studio, which is a collaborative female-led studio in Southwest Detroit that provides studio space in and for the community. Rosa María has also collaborated with local non-profits like Focus Hope, Capture Belief, and Young Nation to teach photography to the youth in Detroit. She currently lives and works in Detroit, Michigan.