Congressional District 5
Maria is a passionate health and racial equity advocate and proud resident of Richfield. As a Senior Project Manager at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota she works to advance their Corporate Social Responsibility strategy bridging health interventions at the intersection of business and community needs and interests. As a Richfield City Council member, representing east Richfield (Ward 3), Maria is a strong leader for the inclusion of all residents to build a thriving, more prosperous and equitable City. Over the years, she has collaborated with numerous individuals and organizations on work spanning local and international food systems to the various facets of community health and public policy. Maria is a proud bi-racial Chicana and calls the Midwest and Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico home. She holds a B.A. in Global Studies and Spanish Studies and is currently finishing her Master’s in Public Health, both from the University of Minnesota.