Maria came to us from Chicago Bulls College Prep in 2017. After joining us, Maria joined the Aspira Leadership Club and became involved in our school activities and clubs. While at Pantoja, Maria excelled at all of her classes and was selected for an internship with Pepsi Co. She was the only person selected for the program from Chicago. Maria was also chosen to participate in the Women Mentoring Women project which is sponsored by the League of United Latin American Citizens and the PepsiCo STEM Council. After graduating with Pantoja, Maria is actively participating in her community and looking for ways to give back.