Shirley & Patrick Campbell Foundation Scholar (2017)
Maria is a Contra Costa College student who will be transferring to UC Davis this fall as a Biological Sciences major. Witnessing her mother’s battle with cancer has inspired her to become a physician. Hard work, time management, and discipline helped her excel in classes, succeed at her job, assist the honor society (AGS) as a volunteer coordinator, and help teenagers get support in difficult situations. Someday, she hopes to improve the doctor-patient relationship in Hispanic communities.