Maria Gueret contributes to the Kids Activities/Library blog at C4C. She grew up in picturesque Bulgaria. Later, she married in Switzerland where she lived for four years. When she and her family moved from Europe to the USA, Chicago seemed the best choice of cities in which to settle down. Maria finds Chicago not only cosmopolitan, but multicultural enough to satisfy her passion for diversity and culture.
She fell in love with the Little Italy neighborhood because of its European touch and the possibility to get anything within walking distance- Conte di Savoia’s groceries, Starbucks coffee, Italian ice, library books, kid’s ballet classes at Hubbard Street Dance Studio, etc.
She is mother of two busy children, whom often you can see at the Garibaldi Park or on their bikes strolling through the neighborhood. She graduated from UIC with B. S. in Accountancy and speaks Bulgarian, Russian, German, and some French. In the last three years she has been active as a volunteer at her children’s school, where she chairs a committee linked to cultural events and exposure to world languages.