Hometown: El Paso, TX
High school attended: Mission Early College High School
Colleges attended: El Paso Community College, University of Texas at El Paso, Ohio State University
Degree(s)/major: B.A. English and American Literature, M.A. Medieval and Early British Literature
Interests/hobbies: I’m a voracious reader, and also enjoy writing. As of January 2019, I also spend much of my time training my miniature poodle, Oliver.
A note From Maria: I was part of the second class at an experimental high school in my hometown; it was conceived as a way to give students from low-income communities get a head start on college education. This helped set me up to take college-level classes throughout my high school years, and propelled me to a career within higher education. I have benefited from the many influential people and the wonderful opportunities presented to me, and I’d love to help present those opportunities to future students as well! Please contact me to learn more about the wonderful training available at HACC-Lebanon.
High School territory includes Central Dauphin, Central Dauphin East, Cedar, Crest, Harrisburg Christian Academy, Harrisburg High, Hershey, Lower Dauphin, Milton-Hershey, Sci-Tech, Steel High, Susquehanna Township, Cleona, Blue Mountain Academy, Blue Mountain, Conrad Weiser, Eastern Lebanon Co, Fairview Mennonite, Gillingham Charter, Hamburg Marcia, Jonestown Mennonite, Lebanon Catholic School, Lebanon Christian Academy, Lebanon County CTC, Mahoney Area, Marian, Millbach Mennonite, Minersville, Myerstown Mennonite, Nativity BVM, New Covenant Christian School, North Schuylkill, Pine Grove, Pottsville, River Rock Academy, Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill IU, Schuylkill Technology (North and South), Shenandoah Valley, Tamaqua Area,Tulpehocken, and Yellow Breeches Educational Center (Lebanon County), Lebanon, Northern Lebanon, and Palmyra.