Maritsa Mora was born and raised in Kailua, Hawaii. She graduated from Carson High School in 2015. She is currently in her final year at the University of Nevada-Reno, where she will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Social work. In her free time, she loves snowboarding, reading, and hiking. Maritsa has an interest in policy work, specifically with reforming disciplinary practices, to reduce the “disparate impact” on minorities.
Maritsa is a Health Education Specialist Intern and Nevada Public Health Foundation (NPHF). She works closely with the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services (DWSS) to provide Statutory Rape Education Training across the state of Nevada. She presents to teens, parents, mandatory reporters and other community members in schools, after-school programs, juvenile justice facilities, hospitals, non-profits, and other public health agencies across the state. She also works on the S.T.A.R.S. (Supporting Teens Achieving Real-Life Success) training’s to pregnant and parenting teens receiving public assistance.