Mayra Nuñez Martinez

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Mayra Nuñez Martinez
PhD Student,
University of California, Davis

Mayra Nuñez Martinez is a PhD student in education at the University of California, Davis, with an emphasis in school organization and education policy. She immigrated from Sinaloa, México at the age of six and was raised in California’s South San Joaquin Valley, where she worked alongside her mother in the agricultural fields. As a former college access advisor and high school biology teacher, her work with farm-working, rural communities as well as her personal experiences as an undocumented, first-generation Latina have directly influenced her research interest in examining the educational inequities affecting college access, retention, and completion for Latinx students in rural areas. She received her BSc in biology with a minor in nutrition from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016.

Publications by Mayra Nuñez Martinez
Evidence from the 2021 PACE/USC Rossier Annual Poll
The 2021 PACE/USC Rossier poll provides key insights into Californians’ perceptions of higher education issues during the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically equity and affordability. A large percentage of Californians acknowledge that college…