Maria Cruz, project manager, holds a chemistry background and a Master’s in teaching. Transitioning from labs to education, she’s driven by social change. From organizing the conFusión festival to mentoring at-risk youth through EnTàndem, she’s embraced cooperative teamwork and non-formal education. Maria’s ESC project in Hungary further showcased her commitment, fostering valuable skills among disadvantaged youth. Her vision centers on reshaping education for inclusivity, valuing individual strengths, and fostering an active community.