Waltham Group Graduate Assistant

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My name is Mariela (Mah.ri.ela) Martinez, I am excited to work with you all as your graduate assistant for the Waltham Group during the 2020-2021 school year! I am a graduate student in the Public Policy program at the Heller School. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Interfaith Studies from the University of La Verne located in Southern California. I grew up in Mexico and immigrated to California when I was seven. I served in Uganda for two years as a Peace Corps education volunteer. I focused on literacy programs, girl’s empowerment, and training volunteers. I am passionate about how policy advances social justice, programming and community engagement where policy falls short. In my free time, I love to read (book recommendations welcome!), run and sing (horribly). Fun fact is I can touch my nose with my tongue.