Last month, Maria shared why she thinks you should support The Greeley Dream Team in light of Colorado Gives Day, but this month, the spotlight is hers! We are so glad to have been part of Maria’s life so far, and we are excited to see where life will take her next!

Maria speaking at our 2019 Community of Champions . . . Turning Dreams into Reality Breakfast!

High School: Greeley Central High School Class of 2019
Intuition Attending: University of Northern Colorado
Field(s) of Study: Biomedical Science with an emphasis in Pre-Health

1. What aspects of being in Dream Team has stuck with you? Something that has stayed with me while being in The Dream Team has been the constant support system that they have provided for me. They have supported me through the good and the ugly while I was growing up. They have provided me with the strength that I needed to not only get me through high school but to also get me to college.

2. What are your goals for the future, and what goals have you achieved? My future goal is to enroll in medical school after I finish my undergraduate studies. Upon completion of medical school and residency, I hope to become a surgeon in the emergency room. Before completing high school, I became a CNA which has been my biggest achievement.

3. What is one of your favorite memories of the Dream Team? Growing up I have had countless memories with the Dream Team. In particular, my favorite memory with the Dream Team was the trip to Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. During this trip, they paid for me to have my first college experience. I spent the night in the dorms and saw what the college had to offer. This was my favorite memory because it showed me that I truly wanted to be in college.

4. What is one piece of advice you would give a Dream Team student who has recently graduated high school? A piece of advice I would give to a Dream Team student who has recently graduated would be to stay involved in the program if you are able to. The Dream Team follows you into the first two years of your college career when you attend the local colleges. This has helped me find a safe spot when I have nowhere to go, and this has guided me through the difficult transition of my first semester of college.