We are excited to welcome Maria Martinez, our newest Success By 6 intern! We love getting to introduce new people to the work we do at United Way of Lake County. As part of our Success By 6 team, Maria will work to ensure kids in Lake County receive Kindergarten Readiness Calendars to support learning at home, provide ongoing support with Early Learning Clubs to connect schools and day care centers with resources for young learners, assist with 211 presentations for the Lake County community, and be an Early Reading Success Tutor in the Waukegan School District. Join us in welcoming Maria!
Where do you go to school, what is your major, and what year are you?
I go to Northeastern Illinois University and I am majoring in Social Work. I am currently a senior.
Where are you from?
I am from Round Lake, Illinois.
What’s your favorite restaurant and/or food?
My favorite food is pasta and my favorite restaurant to get pasta is at Barnelli’s, which is in Portillo’s.
What is something interesting that no one knows about you?
Something interesting that no one knows about me would be that I have traveled to Mexico almost every year since I was 5 years old.
If you had to sing one karaoke song for the rest of your life, what would it be?
If I had to sing one karaoke song for the rest of my life it would be Million Reasons by Lady Gaga.
What is your favorite TV show?
My favorite TV show is Friends.
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