Event Time and Date
Platica's are public events that happen each mother where the program invites a designated speaker to hold a discussion that impacts people of color.
Today will be our second Platica of the semester and it will be held NOT in the UTC as our last one, but instead in room 3.208 of the Texas Union (The Lone Star Room) from 6:30p-8:00p. Maria Campos will be our guest speaker for this event, we can't wait to see you all there!!!
Prior to Southwest Key, María has held positions in program evaluation, data management, legislative policy and social services. She has worked for members of Congress and the State Legislature and has been an advocate for the Austin community locally and statewide. She holds an MPA in Non Profit Management and Public Policy from the CUNY-Baruch College, where she was selected as a National Urban Fellow.
María has served as a staff member, problem solver, and account executive for a network of business, political, and community organizations. She currently serves on the Texas Mentor Partnership Advisory Council. She has also served as a mentor for over nineteen years, has mentored Texas interns on Capitol Hill and has volunteered as a tutor and mentor in the four states in which she has lived.
As a public servant, María believes mentoring is key in addressing the challenges facing youth in high risk environments. She has counseled youth at juvenile facilities and served as a youth advocate. She understands the importance of having a strong support system. She considers herself fortunate to be able to provide crucial services in her role at Southwest Key to help bridge the education and poverty gap in the very same community in which she was born, raised and educated.