Marya Skotte graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a BA in Political Science and graduated as part of the National Society for Leadership and Success. After graduating, Marya served as an AmeriCorps in Oakland, California at the International Rescue Committee, where she was a financial coach for refugees and asylees resettling in the Bay Area.
After AmeriCorps, Marya settled in Washington, DC and worked on the Community Partnerships team at the National Park Foundation (NPF), where she led and managed the creation of a new national program for national park partners. While at NPF, Marya became interested in business, entrepreneurship, and the intersection with environmental sustainability and completed an online business certificate program through the Harvard Business School Online.
Marya will attend Colorado State University’s Impact MBA (formerly known as the Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise MBA) this fall, and will focus on the intersection between business for good, conservation, and social enterprise. Marya is an avid outdoor enthusiast, national park nerd, and currently lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.