“I like to invent products that make people’s lives easier, safer and healthier.”

Maria Raquel Thomas


Meet the Owner

Maria Raquel Thomas A.K.A "Ria the Science Princess" is the owner of Ria's Slime shop, an online store for tweens who have a love of slime!  Maria's popularity in the slime world has grown rather quickly. Since opening in January 2018, she already has thousands of followers on Instagram and her YouTube videos have garnered over 50,000 views from across the globe.

"I want to bring a solution to kids because we get stressed so easy. Slime is not only fun, it relaxes us. It keeps us calm," states Maria.

On any given day you can find her building roller-coasters, robots and of course making tons of slime in her new business venture. Maria plans to be a doctor, scientist and an inventor when she grows up. She wants to invent products that make people's lives easier, safer and healthier.

Maria is an honor-roll student and an award-winning athlete. She has awards in gymnastics, basketball and she was voted MVP of her school cross-country team.

Maria has been awarded in the community for her leadership achievements. She was awarded the "Girl of Merit" 2018 award and she was selected as a Junior National Young Leader 2018. Recently, she became a candidate for the prestigious Forbes “30 Under 30” 2019. She has also been highlighted on ABCLet’s Talk Live and ABC “Good Morning Washington” morning show and in print media.

Maria gives back to the community by giving a portion of her profits to services such as Standup for Kids, a non-profit that focuses on combatting youth homelessness.

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