Maritza is a writer and performer from California's San Joaquin Valley. She is a member of Lloyd team The Nightmare and indie team Very Nice People. She previously hosted Kaleidoscope at The Creek and The Cave, has improvised in Before & After and The Samurai at UCB, and currently co-hosts the podcast Dying to Laugh: Funny People Talk About Death. Maritza studied history at New York University, fiction under Zadie Smith and Junot Diaz, and improv at UCB Theatre under Amber Petty, Kate Zelensky, Anthony Atamanuik, Ryan Karels, Abra Tabak, Brandon Scott Jones, Shannon O'Neill, Brandon Gardner, and Billy Merritt. Sometimes she plays flute!