Dedicated Student Volunteer Maria Luisa Morales Graduates!

University of Arizona (UA) student and local promotora Maria Luisa Morales was recently graduated with B.A., having double-majored in Communications and Spanish Literature. Morales has been working with the UA Superfund Research Program (SRP) Community Engagement Core since 2011 to develop transferable training modules on environmental health for use by promotoras. In 2012 she was hired by the UA SRP as the lead promotora in the development of a new module chapter, “Risk Assessment and the Environment” (coming soon on the UA SRP website!) When grant funding ended in 2013, Morales elected to stay on the project as a volunteer to see the module through to its completion, and has continued to volunteer with the UA SRP since her graduation this May.
In addition to being a full-time student and working with the UA SRP, Morales is also a student worker for the UA Department of Spanish and Portuguese, an intern for the Hispanic magazine “Perfil Social,” a mentor for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Tucson, and works part-time for an autistic children non-profit organization! Morales says, “Passion is what gives me the energy to keep going every day; I love to help others and I’m very happy to serve the community.”
Please join the UA SRP in thanking Maria Luisa for her dedication, congratulating her on all she has accomplished, and wishing her the best in her future endeavors!