Maria is currently a senior at Franklin & Marshall College, majoring in sociology and minoring in anthropology. She is the eldest of three children, from Ogden, UT but raised in a suburban city called North Chicago in the state of IL. She is currently a fourth-year student intern at The POGIL Project, involved in a club called Mi Gente Latina, and volunteers at the vivarium at the college as part of the Yallies monkey enrichment team. Outside of college, she is part of a church youth group in Lancaster at Christ is the Refuge church, and back home in a youth group called Generation Hope at LPC Waukegan church. Post-graduation, she is interested in becoming a social worker and potentially an educator at an elementary school. At The POGIL Project, Maria helps with materials fulfillment for workshops and website database management. She also helps produce the POGIL Inquirer newsletter.

Maria Ayala Montes De Oca