Nathaly Martinez

Higher Education Administration and Policy
University of California, Riverside

Nathaly Martinez is a proud first-generation Xicana scholar practitioner of Mexican descent that was born in Los Angeles and raised in South Gate, CA. She received her B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of California, Riverside, and a Master's in Higher Education from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. Nathaly’s research focuses on examining how Chicanx/Latinx women in graduate programs view and experience traditional and non-traditional forms of mentorship to shift oppressive spaces to sites of community, organizations, resistance, and restoration. She currently works as the GradSuccess Lead Consultant at the University of California, Riverside where she gets to engage with her passions pertaining to student engagement, social justice advocacy, access, diversity, and inclusion of students of color in higher education. In addition to her research, Nathaly serves as the Vice-chair of the UCR Chicano Latino Alumni Chapter and in her free time she enjoys spending time reading, exercising, traveling, and being with her family which includes her dog honey.