Maria Marroquin Perez is a RISE AmeriCorps member at the Iowa Latino Affairs Commission. Maria is a recent graduate from the University of Iowa with a Master of Arts degree in Spanish Literature with an emphasis in Latino/a/x Literature.
Since she and her family migrated to the U.S. and Iowa, she became aware of the different needs in the immigrant community. During the COVID-19 crisis, Maria joined la Linea de Ayuda team to help the Spanish speaking community in the state of Iowa.
As the Outreach coordinator she works with the EMBARC communications team to record news videos in Spanish for the community. She also assists with the Immigrant and Refugee Coalition. While serving with the RISE Refugee team, Maria wants to advocate for underrepresented minorities around the state.