Mariana Martinez

Mariana G. Martinez, PhD, is the eldest of three and the first in her family to earn a high school diploma and a higher education. She was raised by immigrant parents that encouraged her to get an education so that one day she could work as a secretary and not in a physically laboring job like the fields. Mariana has been an advocate in the field of education for almost 2 decades. Her love and passion in education began as Senior in high school interning at a local elementary school. Currently Mariana is the Research Coordinator for the McNair Scholar Program, a federally funded program that serves first generation and historically low income students pursue the next of their educational goals, at Sonoma State University. She is also a Lecturer in the [email protected] and [email protected] Studies Department.

Posts by Mariana:

How Do First Generation Latinos Succeed in College? A Lesson from Latina Professor & Bilingual College Orientation Host

Last month Sonoma State University hosted its second Bilingual First Generation Orientation geared towards parents whose children would be theRead More…

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