My name is Maria, and I am a second-year pursuing a dual MPP/MBA degree at Duke. I currently serve as co-president of the American Latinx Management Association (ALMA), as a CASE Fellow, and as my section’s diversity representative.

I also am a proud first-generation student from a low-income background passionate about increasing access to higher education for marginalized groups. Prior to Fuqua, I worked in the public sector for seven years. Post-Fuqua I hope to use my policy and business skills to make an impact as a consultant within the public sector.