MariaMaria is a Community Engagement Coordinator at Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, where she helps engage a team of more than 6,000 volunteers per year to support various Food Bank programs. She also recently launched her own Consulting LLC to help assist nonprofit and government organizations with closing hiring gaps and maintaining a competitive place in the sector. As if that weren’t enough, Maria just completed her PhD in Community Engagement in summer of 2020! Click here to learn more about Maria and the rest of our board.

From Maria: “My cat, Katerina, has absolutely been keeping me sane during this pandemic! Working during a pandemic or even just trying to live during a pandemic can definitely be stressful. It has been so nice coming home every day to such a sweet and caring little lady. Katerina is a senior cat at 15 years old and is super calm so she definitely helps me during such a crazy time.”