Beverly Maestas began her studies at Adams State University after graduating from Centennial High School in 1992. Beverly majored in Elementary Education and minored in general science. Throughout her years at ASU, Beverly remained an active part of Trio programs both as an Upward Bound Club member and part of the Student Support Services staff. Beverly feels very positive about the impact the Upward Bound Program had on her life.
She says she feels that Upward Bound gave her the the support and preparation necessary for success in college and provided valuable contacts with people on the campus. After completing her studies, Cum Laude, in the spring of 1996 Maestas was flooded with job offers throughout the state as well as New Mexico. However, Maestas chose to give back to her community and is currently superintendent of Centennial R-1 School District.