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Name: Maria

Hometown: Medellin, Colombia

Position at Spillers Ortho: Clinical Assistant

Length of time at Spillers Ortho: 1 ½ years

What did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a detective and work in criminal justice.

What was your first job? Pediatric dentistry

If you could have any other job for just one day, what would it be and why? A race car driver! I’d love the adrenaline rush.

Favorite meal/food: Spaghetti

Favorite band/music: Country, pop, Latin music

Favorite TV series: Dexter

What accomplishment are you proudest of? I’m proudest of being a mom and helping people in whatever ways I can.

What do you like to do in your spare time? Listen to music, play with my kid, learn new things

Any cool or hidden talents? I can make many different types of bracelets!

What do you wish you were doing right now? I’d like to be helping people in need –like on a mission trip or something.

What is one place you want to travel right now? Brazil, because it has the jungle and several different animal species.

Do you have children or pets? I have a five-year-old son named Ricky. He is my life.

Any pet peeves? People tapping me on the arm repetitively

What are you most grateful for in your life? Family, close friends, and every single blessing (small to large)

Words of wisdom: “Love the life you live. Live the life you love.” – Bob Marley