My name is Elaine Martinez. Those who know me would describe me as dedicated, hard-working, relentless, approachable, discipline, creative, proactive, detail oriented and a fast learner. I am very passionate about social justice issues. I believe in community development and empowerment. I am a product of the NYC public school system. Have a BA from Hamilton College in Sociology and Honors in Spanish. Furthermore, have an MS in Urban Education from Mercy College. I am a life long learner and I enjoy working with people.
what is your current, past or ideal job title?
Youth Coordinator, Case Manager, Special Education teacher/ coordinator, Community Advocate, Youth empowerment, Student adviser, Residential services, nonprofit, human services, international relations, Library services, research assistant, cultural/diversity programs. Possibilities are endless.
what languages do you speak?
English & Spanish
what countries have you lived in?
The Netherlands (Fall 2006 study abroad)
what's your Hispanic connection?
I was born in the Dominican Republic, but migrated to the US when I was about eight years old. I have grown up in Ethnic Enclaves. My father lives in the Dominican Republic and a large part of my extended family. I have spent most of my life living in the US. I am bilingual and biliterate. I have studied pre-Columbian history, Latin American History, Bilingual Education, Latino History and poetry. I am a dual citizen. I work within my community to ensure development and empowerment. I am an active member of my congregation which is Spanish speaking. I am a Latina. I believe in supporting all people. Member of different Hispanic organizations.
where did you learn about nshp.org?
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