Maria T. Cruz is a Public Health Administrator at the Allegheny County Health Department. She has a Master’s degree in International Development from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and a B.S. in International Relations and Diplomacy from Seton Hall University. Prior to joining the Health Department, Maria worked for State Representative Paul Costa. Maria has also worked in nonprofit management at various nonprofits in New Jersey and has extensive experience with start-up projects and board development. Maria currently lives in Braddock, PA. She helps run the Red Lantern Bike Shop, volunteers at The Caring Place, and is the Board President of the Bright Kids Uganda USA Foundation.