An international student from Mexico, Maria Garcia '12 came
to the United States to study psychology and work with children affected by
autism. She has been accepted to Columbia University's graduate program in
applied behavior analysis, but deferred her admission for a year to work at New
York City's McCarton School for children with autism spectrum disorders.
"Salve Regina has given me many, many abilities that I don't
think a lot of people could develop in a larger environment," Garcia says. "They
gave me all the tools and I'm going to use them."