Maria A. Santos (she/her)

Movement Building Coordinator, Forward Together

Maria joined Forward Together in 2016 in the role of Administrative Coordinator but is excited to transition into the role of Movement Building Coordinator. Born in the Philippines, Maria immigrated to the United States when she was seven years old, settling with her family in Arizona and eventually moving to the Bay Area in high school. Maria earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University’s College of Ethnic Studies. Prior to joining Forward Together, Maria worked with multiple community-based organizations in San Francisco providing support and facilitation of services ranging from after school programs to workforce development training. At Forward Together, Maria’s role includes supporting the Movement Building Team in building capacity to ensure the Strong Families Network is supported and uplifted. Maria is passionate about Filipino food, baked treats and envisioning new ways to do work that is joyful, sustainable and based in abundance.