Maria Gonzalez is a senior at Another Course to College (ACC). She was born and raised in Boston, but goes to visit her family in Guatemala every year. She most recently participated in a Quest service trip to Arizona where she found the culture to be closer to her own family’s. Her favorite part of the service trip was debriefing with her teammates in a space where they could all share opinions that they might not have been able to talk about separately. She thought the conversations on immigration were particularly interesting.
Maria is interested in the environment, and her travels and service have made her more conscious about the state of our planet, leading her to want to do more about environmental issues. She has also has participated in the Community Service Club at school as well as Model UN. She aims to attend college in Boston when she graduates and hopefully learn more about Indigenous cultures in America and around the world.