Maria Welch

Research Assistant

Master of Education – Counseling
University of North Texas


Maria joined the IBR team in August 2022 as a Research Assistant on the FAMLI and SUHRI studies.  Before joining the IBR, Maria spent 24 years in Public Education as a school counselor.

Maria completed her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from the University of Texas at El Paso.  She earned her bilingual certification in 1996 and completed her master’s degree in Counseling from the University of North Texas in 1999.