Stephanie Martinez, ’11

Stephanie Martinez graduated with a B.A. in International Development Studies and a B.A. in Spanish. During her time at UCLA, she was an active member of Unicamp, the Alumni Scholars Club, AIDS Ambassadors, and Support for International Change, in addition to interning with the Venice Family Clinic and Contra-Tiempo Urban Latin Dance Theater. In 2010, she studied abroad in Granada, Spain.
After graduation, Stephanie began her Peace Corps service as a Community Health Educator in Cameroon, where she worked in rural communities in health areas ranging from reproductive health to malnutrition. Shortly after her service ended, she attended Columbia University for her graduate studies, where she earned her Master of Public Health in Population and Family Health, and her Master of International Affairs. Stephanie is currently a public health and gender research consultant in New York City, exercising her passion and skills for qualitative coding and research, GIS mapping, and communications to highlight critical areas in gender and environmental justice.

Stephanie describes her experience as an Ehrlich scholar as a privilege and a continuous source of support. Being a part of a circle of motivated women constantly engaged in making the world around them a better place inspires her to work harder and to live up to the incredible legacy of Norma Ehrlich.