Yash Gajaria, Events Coordinator

Maria Diogenous is thrilled to serve as DECA Ontario’s Events Coordinator for 2017- 2018 year. Maria is a grade 11 student at Glenview Park Secondary School in Cambridge, where she is pursuing the International Baccalaureate diploma. DECA has been instrumental in Maria’s life since the beginning of grade 9, where she has found her passion for business through competing at the regional, provincial and international levels. She believes that DECA is a truly unique and eye-opening opportunity and she is eager to help every member fulfill their highest potential.

Maria is highly involved in a variety of athletics within her school such as basketball, badminton and ultimate frisbee. She is also a competitive Karate athlete at Hourahine’s Martial Arts where she holds a variety of provincial titles at the 2016 Ontario Summer Games. Aside from her personal athletic achievements, she is a dedicated coach for the Junior Competitive Development program where she inspires future provincial and national Karate athletes to strive for success. Maria is also a member of her school’s Student Activities Council, Mock Trial Team and served as the Training Development Officer for her DECA chapter. During her spare time, Maria enjoys long distance running, listening to music and is a culinary aficionado who can often be found in the kitchen.

Maria is determined to inspire every member on their personal DECA journey to have an epic and unforgettable year. She strongly encourages members to use DECA as a networking opportunity, so if you have any inquiries, ideas or recommendations, please don’t hesitate to contact her through her social media or email at maria@deca.ca.