Maria Thomas, our Communications Coordinator, was recently named one of 13 honorees in the Who’s Next series by The Greeley Tribune. Each month, The Greeley Tribune and Business Connect will publish a list of Who’s Next, presented by Advantage Bank, that focuses on honoring young leaders (under 40) from different industries or fields. This month they are focusing on education. These winners were nominated by their peers as people who are making a positive impact at work and in their communities. The winners are working every day to improve education in Weld County and are shaping our youth with incredible passion and leadership.
Here is Maria’s bio, excerpted from the full list of Who’s Next in Education honorees.
Maria is an educator in two capacities. For one, she educates the community about hospice care through her role as communications coordinator for TRU Hospice of Northern Colorado. Secondly, she educates and spreads awareness about hyperhidrosis through her blog, “My Life as a Puddle,” where she says she raises awareness “one drop at a time.” Thomas put herself through college working as a certified pharmacy technician where she gained a medical background while earning an English degree. She spends her time educating on hospice and grief services while building relationships. “I’m creating personal connections and making people feel like they’re not alone. There are people they can talk to and resources they can access.”
Get your spot reserved at the FREE March 14th Who’s Next event honoring these Education leaders for what they have accomplished and what they are doing to improve our community and their industry with a short presentation followed by networking, food and drinks.