Maria A. Santos

Administrative Coordinator, Forward Together

Maria joined Forward Together in January 2016 taking on the role of Administrative 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 not only ensuring that administrative systems run smoothly, but also providing programmatic support to staff and directors. Maria is passionate about Filipino food, cold brew coffee and baked treats. She can spend hours wandering around bookstores and craft stores.