Maria Walley

Before she became the Associate Relationships Editor for Verily, Maria spent her twenties writing for "the man" at advertising agencies and co-founding a Techstar company called Kandid.ly—all while freelancing for Verily. What started as creative side-gig to explore her fascination with the human heart, turned into a full-on passion and now a full-time job. 

Although she's happily married now, she's thankful for all the epic dating fails of her past, as they propelled her to consume all the modern (and sometimes old-school) relationships books in reach.