Maricela Real is a RISE AmeriCorps member from Waterloo, Iowa. She recently graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health and a minor in Spanish. She hopes to one day work in the healthcare field providing quality healthcare services by eliminating the language barrier for Spanish-speakers.
Maricela has always had a passion for helping people. This passion led her to join La Línea De Ayuda team to serve the Spanish-speaking community in Iowa. Through La Línea de Ayuda, Maricela has the opportunity to work as a resource navigator and expand her knowledge of the services and resources available throughout the state of Iowa for the Latinx Community, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is looking forward to connecting with others and learn how she can better serve her community.