Maritza graduated from DePauw University in 2014 with her B.A. in sociology and has a deep appreciation for the liberal arts experience. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Indiana University in 2017 and 2022, respectively, with a focus on the sociology of education. Maritza enjoys hiking in the Roanoke Valley with her family, walking her dog through Roanoke’s beautiful and historic neighborhoods, and baking sweets for friends and family. Maritza looks forward to helping future students find their place at Hollins.