Maritza is an Education Consultant, previously Executive Director of Equity & Diversity for Metro Nashville Public Schools, and Chief Diversity Officer for Prince George’s County Schools. She established departments overseeing systemic Equity & Diversity initiatives, Translation & Interpreting services for over a third of district families, and outreach to marginalized families. She was selected as a Racial Equity Leaders Network Fellow, a Flamboyan Family Engagement Fellow, and a Deeper Learning Equity Fellow. Originally from El Salvador, she was the first in her family to surpass middle school, and to pursue higher education. Dr. González attended the University of Maryland, College Park where she earned the College Park Scholar’s Public Leadership Program Citation, a Bachelor of Science degree in General Business with an International Business specialization, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies, a Master’s degree in Education Leadership & Policy Studies, and her Ph.D. degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy.