Meet Maria Guerrero
Maria was born in Irapuato-Guanajuato, Mexico before her family settled in McMinnville, Oregon. In her early academic career, she engaged in Unified Sports. After school, she volunteered at Yamhill County Court House as a Peer Court Juror working with at risk youth. On the weekends she would volunteer at Cooperative Ministries soup kitchen, supporting members of her local community. She began her career in human services by working within geriatrics, incorporating music therapy into her style of care. Maria went on to collaborate with young adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities in a variety of settings. Maria took a break from school to fully immerse herself in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis, becoming a licensed Behavior Analysis Interventionist. She is currently a student at National University, in the last year of her Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology.
She enjoys working with children and teens who have autism by intergrading a holistic approach to treatment. Through her studies, Maria also gained interest in how pain is stored in the body, and how psychoanalysis with physical therapy can be used for treatment.
In her free time, Maria finds joy in performing magic tricks, balisong flipping, singing, tap dancing, and playing the ukulele. She also enjoys nature hikes with her 97lb American Bully, Zeus.