Maria Ceron Tapia’s resiliency and compassion have made her into a strong, caring member of her community. A former foster youth, Maria attended fourteen different high schools before graduating in 2017, an experience that taught her how to persevere in the face of overwhelming odds. She is dedicated to helping other youth persist through difficult experiences, which she accomplishes by serving as a member on the Foster Youth Advisory Board, fundraising for the Children’s Receiving Home, and by supporting youth in crisis. Maria plans on turning this passion for helping children into a career as a pediatric nurse and will graduate from the College of San Mateo in 2022.
Sponsor: In Memory of Carolyn Livengood/David Stefancic