Maria Villi was born in Ioannina, Greece, in 1977. She studied at the National Technical University of Athens (Diploma of Civil Engineering 2001, MSc in Structural Engineering 2003). During her graduate studies she joined Ergon Analysis as a structural engineer. Between 2003 and 2004 she was a member of the technical department for the construction of Rion - Antirion Bridge. In 2004 she returned to Ergon Analysis where she has been until today participating in most of its projects.