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Inspiring Women: Dr. Maria Trent
Inspiring Women: Dr. Maria Trent

Maria Trent lived in the Columbia neighborhood of Running Brook during the early 1970s while her dad worked on a doctorate at the University of Maryland, College Park, and her mom taught at Waterloo Elementary. She was just 3 years old when her family moved back to North Carolina, but she was destined to return to Howard County — after an extended academic detour took her from undergrad at Yale to University of North Carolina Medical School, to a pediatric residency at Children’s National Medical Center in D.C. and earning a master’s degree in public health from Harvard. It was growing up in an extended family in the small town of Hertford, N.C., where she helped care for...