Maria Gomez was born in Guanajuato, Mexico and immigrated to the United States in 2002, finding a home in Iowa. She attended Columbus Community High School before going on to Muscatine Community College, where she graduated with an Associate of Arts degree in 2007. Maria has worked as a tax preparer for the last 12 years in Columbus Junction, and she became an enrolled agent by the IRS last year.
As an immigrant herself, Maria knows just how difficult it is to integrate into another country. This experience shaped her love for her community and desire to help others. She loves spending time with her family, friends, and coworkers. Maria also enjoys baking, traveling, gardening, and all things outdoors.