Maria Santiago-Valentín is a Learning Disabilities Consultant, Award Winning Author, Mindfulness Educator, Education Research Associate and Doctoral Candidate of Education. Maria is the Founding President of the Atlantic Climate Justice Alliance. She is contributing author (Chapter 24 Climate Crisis and Education) of Climate Abandoned, an anthology edited by Jill Cody that has won 3 International Awards: Bronze Medal at the 2019 Books for Living Now Contest, 2020 Next Generation Indie Finalist Book Award and 2019 Amazon #1 Best-Seller.
She is Education Research Associate for The Center for Building Resilient Communities of New Jersey, Euroaxess and the World Bank Group. Her eBook: Bipolar Disorder Etiology and Treatment Overview: Mindfulness, Medication, Digital Psychiatry and Classroom Accommodations won 2019-1st Place at the International Royal Dragonfly Book Awards. Maria is International President of the Ufuongo Community Project in Kenya. Maria made the 2nd position in the 100 TOP Latinos in New Jersey in 2020 and won the Global Environmentalist of the year 2020 Award from the Women of the Heart Foundation in London, United Kingdom.
Maria is honored to join the Latina Voice as Advisor and Madrina. “I am honored, humbled and enthusiastic to share my experiences and expertise with younger generations of Latinas in their journeys trying to find their voices. I am very thankful to Dr. Loporto and Dr. Aquino-González for this opportunity.”