IMG_1570We are excited to welcome the newest addition to our Girls Inc. team, Maria Paez! Get to know what makes her strong, smart, and bold.

What will be your role at Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis?

My role at Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis will be the Public Relations Intern. I will be posting on Facebook, Twitter, and “The Inspiration Project”. I will also be helping with the monthly Enewsletter.  But the fun does not stop there! I will be taking pictures at the Girls Inc. 2015 summer camp, Touchstone Awards, and other events. This summer I will be challenging myself and growing professionally. I am excited for this opportunity!

What about the Girls Inc. mission appeals to you?

When I first read the Girls Inc. mission statement, I knew this was an organization I wanted to be a part of! The words “strong,” “smart,” and “bold” stand out alone. But together, these words speak confidence! When I was six years old, my family moved to the United States. Learning a new language and adapting to a new culture was difficult. But I was surrounded by passionate teachers who inspired me to be strong, smart, and bold. After a year of living in the U.S., I was confident, outgoing, and ready to take on the world!

How are you strong, smart, and bold?

I am strong, smart, and bold because of my mom and my older sister. They are women who empower me every day! Throughout my life, my mom and my sister have been strong figures. They inspire me to embrace who I am, a Latina woman, and to stand up for what I believe in. My mom encourages me to follow my dreams. She always says “Do what you want to do, but do it with passion.” My education is my passion. With my education, I know I have a bright future. My sister has showed me how to be bold. Because of my older sister, I am confident in who I am and who I want to be. Without knowing it, I have been living the Girls Inc. mission statement every day!

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