Meet our members
Maria was born in the Philippines but considers Fremont home. In the male-dominated field of Vehicle Operations Specialists, Maria loves breaking stereotypes. She’s an Asian woman who works in tech, knows plenty about cars and loves sports.
Until a coach pushed her to call the ball during softball practice, Maria was incredibly shy — she still kicks the pitch on weekends! When she was volunteering for the Peace Corps on the island of St. Vincent, she played
scrum-half in rugby (an impressive position to rugby enthusiasts everywhere). As fate would have it, she met her now husband Wayne at a rugby party.
With a passion for affordable housing and keeping her kids in Fremont, Maria is excited to live in a place where her biracial family will feel accepted. She’s excited to bring what she calls terriyakified jerk chicken and Reggae music to commons meals when she misses St.Vincent.
Advice that stuck: A lot of people will push you down, but more will lift you up.
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