20 Fabulous Singles: Maria Barraza

They’re smart, funny, successful, and available—for now

By: Ann Limpert, Garrett M. Graff

Maria Barraza, 25

Job: Consul of Colombia in Washington. Education: BS in international studies and international economics from American University. Hometown: Cartagena, Colombia. Now lives in DC’s Penn Quarter. Worst date: Ladies, like gentlemen, shouldn’t have a memory. Favorite hangouts: Rumba Cafe on Fridays—the live band and mojitos can get anyone in the right mood. Also the Juan Valdez Cafe in Penn Quarter. There is nothing like a good Colombian coffee. Last movie you saw: Lately I’ve been into Hitchcock movies such as Vertigo, Rear Window, The Birds, and Notorious . How would you spend a lazy Sunday? It would start with watching the morning news, as always, and then going to brunch with friends. If the weather is nice I’d go to Alexandria or Georgetown for a long walk. Would you ever go on a blind date? I did it once, and it worked for two years.