District 2 - Maria Salamanca

Maria SalamancaMaria Salamanca was elected the District 2 member of OCPS in 2022, the youngest voice in district history after a student-led grassroot campaign. Salamanca was a student of the district for 12 years in 6 different schools. She attended UC Berkeley where she studied Political Science and Legal Studies with a minor in Public Policy from the top program in the nation, the Goldman School of Public Policy.

Her passion for Public Policy led her to various projects with the Election Administration Center at Berkeley Law, Education Pioneers focused on building the leadership pipeline of U.S school districts. Salamanca was an early team member at an immigration lobbying group founded by Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and other tech leaders.

The past eight years Salamanca has spent her career investing in entrepreneurs as a venture capitalist. Maria joined Unshackled Ventures in 2015, during her time she was involved in 75+ investments and has evaluated more than 8,000 companies. In 2022, she joined Ulu Ventures in 2022, the largest Latina led venture fund in the U.S.

In 2018, she was first Latina named Forbes 30 Under 30 for Venture Capital and Business Insider’s Under 30 Rising Stars.

Represented Schools

Elementary Schools
Andover, Chickasaw, Cypress SpringsDeerwoodEagle CreekEngelwoodForsyth WoodsHidden OaksLaureate ParkLittle River, McCoyMoss ParkNorthlake Park CommunityPinarStone LakesSun BlazeThree Points, VenturaVillage Park,  Vista Lakes and Vista Pointe.

Middle Schools
InnovationLake Nona, Liberty, Odyssey and Roberto Clemente.

High Schools

Colonial and Lake Nona.

Upcoming Relief Schools** (Planned Opening Year)
129-M-SE-2 (Aug 2024)
97-E-SE-2 (Aug 2024)
50-H-SE-2 (Aug 2024)
130-E-SE-2 (Aug 2025)

Please note: Construction projects are always subject to change based on the District's Ten-Year Facilities Plan. Click here to navigate to our facilities webpage, and see when these projects are currently projected to open. 

**Click here to see where these school sites are located in District 2.

Contact Information

Maria Salamanca
P.O. Box 271
Orlando, FL 32802
Phone: 407-317-3236
Email: [email protected]

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