Maria Barrera

Founder & CEO


Maria Barrera, a Stanford-educated engineer, is the founder and CEO behind Clayful, a platform dedicated to providing essential mental health support for the TikTok generation. Today, Maria’s company creates accessible resources for k-12 students and has already made a profound impact on thousands of students nationwide. Before launching Clayful, Maria played a pivotal role in Nearpod's extraordinary growth trajectory, culminating in the company's remarkable acquisition for $650 million. Maria's journey from her Colombian origins, marked by resilience and determination in the face of adversity, underscores her natural aptitude for problem-solving & her commitment to leveraging technology to create tangible, impactful solutions.