Senior Project Director
Maria Griffin (Spokane Tribe) holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry, both with the emphasis of Biotechnology, and a Master of Arts in English, with an emphasis in Rhetoric, Composition, and Technical Communication from Eastern Washington University. In her professional life of over 25 years, Maria has been a project manager, technical assistance specialist, trainer, technical writer, and team leader. She focuses her organizational and management skills in the areas of community and economic development in urban and rural Native American communities. Maria has provided training and technical assistance to over 200 native communities in project planning and development, grant application writing and identification of target audience, entrepreneurial development, community outreach through social media, cultural competency, internet research, foundation funding, building partnerships, program budget and activity analysis, and strategic planning for grant completion and program sustainability.