Maria Luisa Macias earned a B.S. in Business Administration in Mexico and also taught high school there. After coming to the United States she ran a small business for fifteen years. Now at Sunrise, she is a math instructional aid and also assists in the office. “I like to work with the students and want to help them build a bridge between theory and the outside world,” she says. She enjoys many hobbies, ranging from Zumba dancing to reading biographies and books on spiritual growth, and is the founder of a Spanish book club in Fremont.