Maria is an associate program officer at Rose Community Foundation. She also serves in the steering committee for the Emergent Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) Colorado Chapter, a national network of non-profit and philanthropy professionals focused on equity and social justice.
Maria moved to Colorado from San Luis Potosi, Mexico to pursue her master’s degree in international development from the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies. Before joining Rose Community Foundation, she was the program director for Healthy Learning Paths, a local non-profit focused on health education for children and families, where she coordinated the school and community programs and special events and managed their volunteer program. While in graduate school she also interned for local non-profits in the Denver area, the Mexican Consulate, and the United Nations Development Program for Latin America and the Caribbean. Maria was appointed to the Acceso board in April of 2020.