Founder, Read Indeed
Maria is the founder of Read Indeed, a nonprofit literacy organization based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Maria started Read Indeed when she was 8 years old with the goal of collecting and distributing 1 million books to kids in need by the time she turned 18. Now 14, Maria has distributed more that 1.3 million books worldwide to underprivileged youth. In addition to being passionate about literacy, Maria serves as her freshman class Vice President, plays lacrosse, and loves to travel.