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Maria Luisa Ochoa Corral

Maria came from Mexico to finish her studies in the USA. She studied Industrial Engineering and Mathematics as an undergraduate and completed her Master’s in Education at Portland State University in Oregon. She became a teacher because of her belief that, “Education is a powerful tool to fight against injustice and to defend human rights.”  She has stayed on in Oregon because she is impacting the minority community in working for their equal rights, job opportunities and more awareness that education opens up more opportunity.  She works with SILOAM Inc. as an educational counselor.  She wants to attend CSP to explore more effectively working towards these goals.  She enjoys reading, hiking, literature, history and investigating other cultures.