Maria Salmeron-Melendez

Maria Salmeron-Melendez
America's Promise Alliance Youth Trustee

Maria Salmeron is a Posse Scholar at Lafayette College in Easton, PA. She is passionate about diversity, equity, inclusion, and closing opportunity gaps disproportionately affecting Black and Latino students. As an aspiring policymaker in the nation’s educational system, Maria is currently double majoring in Economics and Government & Law. Throughout her college career, Maria has interned at the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) and served as an Accelerate Fellow with Teach for America during Summer 2020. Along with the Posse Foundation full-tuition scholarship, Maria has also been recognized with the 2017 National Gold Hispanic Heritage Foundation award for the Education category due to her leadership successes in the educational equity space during her time being a student at Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS).  

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