Maria Tsoumani was born in Ioannina, Greece. In 1996 she moved to Nicosia, Cyprus as a student at the Department of History and Archaeology at University of Cyprus. In 2000 she moved back to her home town and two years later she finished her studies in History and Archaeology majoring in History. In 2004 she enrolled in the postgraduate program: "Modern and contemporary Greek society" specializing in Folk culture. From 2009 she is a Phd candidate in the Department of Fine Arts and Sciences of Art at the University of Ioannina. She worked as a researcher, as a research fellow and as an external collaborator in different projects conducted by the University of Ioannina, by the Technological Educational Institution of Epirus and in co-operation with the Region of Ioannina and local municipalities.