Maria Pacheco is the Research Service-Learning Coordinator for the Hart Leadership Program. She manages the Hart Fellows Program, Service Opportunities in Leadership (SOL), the Research-Service Learning (RSL) Pathway, and the Leadership and Arts Policy Internship (LAPI).

Originally from Fort Worth, Texas, Maria graduated from Duke in 2017 with a degree in Public Policy Studies and a minor in Economics. She became involved with the Hart Leadership Program her junior year through the Political Engagement Pilot Project, a year-long intensive leadership development program focused on politics. She also worked as an HLP program assistant her senior spring. At Duke, Maria was involved with Mi Gente, Duke Students for Humane Borders and served as a Peer Preceptor for the David M. Rubenstein Scholars program.  She is excited for this new role and to continue her work with the Hart Leadership team.