Maria came to St. Thomas from Nicaragua by way of London. Since moving to St. Thomas, Maria has grown her coffee roasting business Las Chicas Del Cafe with her sister and employed St. Thomas Community members.  A year ago, she partnered with another community member to open Streamliners Espresso Bar, and this location has quickly become a community gathering place offering free concerts every month.They actively participate in all community events in St. Thomas, including the Santa Clause Parade, Railway City Arts Crawl, and Culture Days. Maria is committed to building Welcoming, Caring, and Inclusive communities.