Maria Estefany Talamantes-Valles (She/They)
Site Coordinator - Harms Elementary
I have been part of UNI for 5 years, starting as a youth participant in the youth apprenticeship and working as Harms youth lead for 4 years, and becoming Site coordinator in August 2020. I am studying to become an Elementary Math teacher, I currently have my associates from Henry Ford College and I am currently working on my bachelor's from Wayne State University. With nothing but support from my single mother, I have become the first to graduate and continue my higher education from both sides of my family. I was born and raised in Detroit and hope to continue to work in Detroit's school system to give our students a voice and help them grow to better our community. In my free time, I like to watch crime documentaries as well as spending time with my friends from just hangout to going out to eat at Mi Pueblo with them. I am a proud mother of an adorable fish named, Kookie, and a beautiful husky named Luna.