A Quintessential Baltimorean

Growing up in Baltimore taught Maria the importance of hard work and community involvement. She learned to combine faith and works.  As a youth, Maria rallied the community with members of the Howard Park Civic Association for a new grocery store on Liberty Heights (which is now ShopRite). She served at Saint Peter Claver Soup Kitchen, a soup kitchen that her family started. She also spoke out as a Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development (B.U.I.L.D) Youth Advocate in front of City Council and national newspapers at the age of 17, for increased recreation centers funding.

From attending Grove Park Elementary Public School to graduating from the first HBCU Lincoln University founded in 1854 – during her time there, she studied abroad on a scholarship in Prague, Czech Republic, Maria understands how important education/ training options are for every child to become a productive adult. Maria, also, understands the importance of history and helped bring back the NAACP to her campus where she registered students to vote and wrote her chapter’s Constitution/bylaws before graduating.

After graduating, one of her first jobs after college was as a salesperson at a local car dealership Exclusive Motor Cars. She loved her interactions with everyday people during her time in that role. Maria believes that public service requires one to be a skilled communicator, negotiator, and having a genuine love for people.

Today, Maria works as a defense investigator. Maria has a heart for the youth and young adults of Baltimore, middle class families as well as disenfranchised members of the community. She will fight corruption and bring back Baltimore to it's pinnacle of success for everyone.

As your city council woman for Baltimore, Maryland's 5th District, Maria will bring a fresh and fair perspective when it comes to solving problems and helping all people.

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