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:

Sonoma State Student Patricia Ayala Macías Shares Why It’s Important for College Students to Be Involved in Student Government

Patricia Ayala Macías is a 5th year student pursuing a Chicano and Latino studies and a business administration major withRead More…

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Meet Herman G. Hernandez, the Youngest and Only Latino Elected Official on the Sonoma County Board of Education

Herman G. Hernandez is the youngest and only Latino elected to the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) board ofRead More…

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With UC and CSU Application Deadlines Near, Here Are Some Valuable Resources for Undocumented and DACAmented Students

Being undocumented doesn’t mean you cannot go to college. College is still an option! The last year has been aRead More…

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