Speakers

Maria Kelley

Student

University of Connecticut

Maria Kelley is a Sophomore at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. She has an individualized major in Law, Social Justice, and the Family and cultivates her passions within organizations on and off campus. In doing so, she has tailored her work around activism, advocacy, and mentoring for foster, independent, and homeless populations. Additionally, she works towards amplifying marginalized voices and fostering conversations around various social issues. As a Youth Catalyst Team consultant at Youth Collaboratory, Maria strives to work towards making an impact from an institutional and systemic level. Moreover, she is determined to improve the disparities that lie within the child welfare system, while spreading love, light, and humanity in the process.