María-José is a fourth-year student at Brown University concentrating in both Anthropology and International Relations, with a focus on Political Economy and Latin America. A native of El Salvador, she is interested in the intersection of culture, identity and socioeconomic development in Latin American countries. Before her career at Brown, she was a member of the National Honor Society and her school’s charity organization, through which she was extensively involved in community service. In 2014, María-José was recognized by the College Board as a National Hispanic Scholar for her exceptional performance in academic activities. At Brown, María-José has worked with Algebra in Motion, a tutoring program for children from immigrant families at Hope High School, and has collaborated with the Brown International Scholarship Committee, a student-run organization that aims at raising funds to provide scholarships for international students interested in coming to Brown.