Maria Zacnite Figueroa is a pre-med, post-baccalaureate student at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. She currently volunteers with the American Red Cross. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in Economics and worked in public finance for five years. She is originally from Mexico but grew up in the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina. Maria loves to travel and has lived in several cities across North America. Most recently, she lived in Calgary for two years, where she volunteered at Rockyview General Hospital. Maria is passionate about helping other students reach their goals and access the tools they need to achieve them. Maria loves to hike, bike, cross country ski, play squash, and watch movies with friends (pre-pandemic).