MARIA WILLIAMS - Engagement Professional

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." - Mark Twain

Prior to joining Growthink, Maria Williams spent seven years at United Way for Southeastern Michigan as a resource information specialist, where she helped to develop and implement nationally recognized best practices in the field of information and referral.

A professionally trained librarian, Maria excels at research and communication. She draws energy from expanding her knowledge and helping others to do the same.

Maria began her career as an English instructor with a private language school in Quito, Ecuador, teaching English to adult and young adult students.

Maria holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Michigan and a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from Wayne State University.