Maria Bendo

Lives In

Toronto, Canada


Ryerson University


Content Specialist


I've been writing stories and poems since I was a kid. This led to getting an English degree at Ryerson University and getting published in the school's art zine, The Continuist. I've also spent time publishing my own blog posts for my own personal site and the university's International exchange program. After four years of academic writing and the occasional creative piece, I've made my way into the professional world with HBR. I'm always looking out for new opportunities!


I did my English undergraduate at Ryerson University in Toronto and spent one semester abroad in Scotland at Edinburgh Napier University during my third year. Of course, as an English major, you read tons of books and write tons of essays. But, you learn a lot about how to write for your audience and it's one of the tools I've taken from my time at both schools.

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