EXTRAordinary Women 2023
Maria Alejandra Mosquera
Maria Alejandra Mosquera has been in the social work field for over 5 years, receiving her Master's in Social Work from Boston College. Within her field, Mosquera has experience in supporting individuals impacted by highly traumatic events, ranging from migrant families separated at the border to survivors of all forms of violence. Mosquera makes a daily commitment to dismantling the racial trauma that disproportionately impacts BIPOC communities, through unyielding advocacy, clinical interventions, and creating and facilitating professional learning for industries ranging from hospitals to school districts. Maria is fueled by equity, so much so, she was inspired to co-found, Making Human Technical, a consulting firm geared towards fighting on behalf of and uplifting marginalized youth and families. Mosquera's passion stems from her parents who migrated from Puerto Rico and Venezuela.
A graduate of Boston Public Schools, Mosquera would later earn a Posse Scholarship to attend Centre College in Danville, KY. This range of lived experiences and consistent culture shocks have taught Mosquera the value of authenticity; inspiring others to have resilience and being empowered to live out loud and express their truths. In addition to her entrepreneurial endeavors, Mosquera currently serves as a social worker within the field of education, implementing anti-racist practices in schools. Within the field of education, Maria Alejandra will forever remain focused on finding tangible methods to create work environments that uplift and support BIPOC students and talent