Maria Travers (LL.M ’13) appointed chair to NC’s Advisory Council on Hispanic/Latino Affairs

Maria Travers with Roy Cooper and council members, photo courtesy of Market America

Maria Travers with Roy Cooper and council members, photo courtesy of Market America

María Travers (LL.M. ’13) was appointed by Governor Roy Cooper to serve as chair of North Carolina’s Advisory Council on Hispanic/Latino Affairs.

“After working with the Hispanic/Latino community in Sampson County, NC, I realized that I could serve as the voice of the Hispanic/Latino community and dedicate my time to create a greater impact as a liaison between the Hispanic/Latino community and the North Carolina government. It is an honor to be able to serve Governor Roy Cooper as a member of the first Advisory Committee on Hispanic/Latino Affairs,” Travers said in a press release by her employer, Market America.

Gov. Cooper signed Executive Order No. 23 to establish the council on Oct. 5, 2017, before then appointing Travers.  He also signed a proclamation declaring Sept. 15 — Oct. 15 Hispanic Heritage Month in North Carolina.

“North Carolina is a richer, more vibrant place thanks to countless contributions from generations of Hispanics and Latinos,” Gov. Cooper said.

Travers is a Foreign Legal Consultant for Market America’s corporate office in Greensboro, North Carolina.  She is also a member of her Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the Local Emergency Planning Committee.

Travers graduated from Wake Forest Law’s LL.M program in 2013 and was a member of the Pro Bono Society, Hispanic Society and Environmental Society.