“What wouldn’t I sacrifice to give my kids a better chance?”
As a first-generation American, Maria deeply believes that education is the most powerful tool to better opportunity. She reminds her kids every day of the importance of a quality education. Her passion is serving people, and she goes above and beyond to provide great customer service to anyone who walks through Reach’s door. She loves to run (when she finds the time!) and take long walks with her two children.
As an immigrant from Guanajuato, Mexico, I understood at a young age the sacrifices that my family made to provide a better future for me and my siblings. My lived experience with the US education system was mixed quality, and I hope my work can strengthen our schools — especially for those new to this country and the language — so every child can reach their full potential.
Little Known Facts
- Identical twin sister
- Helped to raise 10 nieces and nephews
- Native Spanish speaker