Mayra Nuñez Martinez
Mayra Nuñez Martinez is a PhD student in education, with an emphasis in school organization and education policy, at the University of California, Davis. 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, which examines 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.