Maritza R. Alarcón is Bolivian, Salvadorean and a Brooklyn hybrid. She was born and raised in the same brown apartment building in Brooklyn, New York for the first twenty one years of her life. She is a product of the New York City public school system from kindergarten to college graduation.
Maritza is a collector and a curator. This NBC News article and video interview mentions her TEDx Talk and her involvement inside of Stanford's Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative. She was seen on FOX News as she shares her book "Don't F With My Joy" and curates untraditional "Happy Hours".
She was seen on "This Bold Latina Shares How To Have Your Happiest Life" article, BuzzFeed and the PBS "Women Who Make America" series. Glamour Magazine honored her at Carnegie Hall for her 10+ years of non-profit leadership experience. Maritza graduated from Baruch College, City University of New York.