Mariya Del Rio
Mariya believes in the importance of equity vs. equality and that every student should have access to their own tailored needs, especially in education. Since graduating with a B.A. in Sociology, Mariya has spent her time in education in various capacities ranging from an After School Program Instructor to an Associate Dean. Working in urban communities and observing behavior trends, she made the connection that a contributing factor to behavior is avoidance, often due to a lack of literary skills, which uplifts the appreciation for Springboard’s Mission. As Mariya takes inventory of teacher read aloud packs, she often finds herself reading The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein, remembering that we always, always have what another may need even when it appears otherwise.