Anna Maria Flores is the Associate Director of the Kessler Scholars Program at Michigan. Anna Maria supports students through one-on-one engagement and community-based programming. She leads the selection and recruitment process for the Kessler Scholars Program each year as well as annual program evaluation and assessment. Anna Maria was a first-generation, scholarship-supported college student, and enjoys working with the Kessler Scholars Program to imagine new and robust supports for first-generation, limited income students at Michigan.
Anna Maria has previously led efforts in higher education community engagement and college access and success initiatives across the state, and is a proud King-Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Fellow. She has taught media, communication, and writing courses at Wayne State University, Rochester University, Lawrence Technological University, and Henry Ford College. Anna Maria was awarded the Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan’s 2018 Top 50 Latinas of Michigan, and the foundation of her success was the scholarship support she received from the Emma Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media.