For eight years, Ms. Martinez was a teacher for, and the coordinator of, the Spanish for Spanish Speakers Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She then devoted a number of years to teaching UCSC Oakes College Core Course, “Values and Change in a Diverse Society.” As an undergraduate, she attended the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. Ms. Martinez has also been active in conflict resolution work and is a Board member of the Fund for Nonviolence.
In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Ms. Martinez supports Kirby students as Advisor for Culture and Inclusivity. In this role she works to engage students in understanding heritage, contributions, and aspirations across our differences and commonalities.