Board Member - Board Position #02
María Iñiguez was born in California, is a first generation Mexican-American and an English Language Learner. She’s a graduate from Enumclaw High School in Enumclaw, WA and has resided in Wenatchee since 2006.
María attended the University of Washington, Tacoma where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Studies and a master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Art and Sciences with an emphasis on education. While conducting research for her master’s thesis “Leaving Hispanic Students Behind: The Effect of the Washington Assessment of Student Learning on Hispanic Students”, María studied abroad in Cuernavaca, Mexico and Cienfuegos, Cuba. During her time in Cienfuegos, María collaborated on an academic paper “Abriendo un espacio para el alumno latino en el currículum de las universidades de los Estados Unidos,” (Opening a space for Latino students in US University Curriculums) and presented at the International Colloquium on University and Community, at the University of Cienfuegos.
María currently works as the Executive Assistant to the President of Wenatchee Valley College. Prior to her position at WVC, she spent over twelve years with the Wenatchee School District working under different capacities. María has served the community through Wenatchee Youth Baseball, as a volunteer scholarship reader for Community Foundation of NCW, WHS Mentor and Washington State’s Latino Civic Alliance. María and her husband, Ricardo have a child that attends Wenatchee Public Schools.