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Maria Cruz

Student Success Coach

  • Student Success Coaching

Professional Biography

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Graduate Program: International and Intercultural Communication, MA

Favorite Quote: "Be the representation your younger self wanted to see" -anonymous


My name is Maria Cruz. I am a first-year graduate student studying International and Intercultural Communication. In May of 2022, I graduated from Eastern Illinois University where I double majored in Interpersonal Communication and Spanish. Double minor in Latin American Studies, Communication, and Cultural Diversity. At Eastern Illinois University I was coordinator of Amigos and Friends (ESL program), president of Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Honor Society), and lead a Bilingual Small Group. A fun fact about me is that I speak four languages (Zapoteco, English, Spanish and French). For fun I enjoy going on walks, watching sunsets, and spending time with my family.