Mayra Nunez Martinez

Mayra Nunez Martinez is a fourth-year PhD student in the School Organization and Education policy emphasis 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 has directly influenced her research interests. As an undocumented, first-generation Latina, she is accountable to addressing the educational inequities that impact college access, retention and completion for Latina/o/x students in rural areas. She received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016.