Ms. Martinez is delighted to start her fifth year teaching as part of a new team at EQ4. She believes that education is essential for the liberation of our youth and that teaching is not only a passion but a calling. She promises to advocate for and empower her students within and outside of school. As an undergraduate, Ms. Martinez attended UCLA and later received her Master’s Degree in Special Education from Loyola Marymount. Over the last four years, Ms. Martinez taught students in the beautiful community of East Oakland, CA. This year, back home in Los Angeles, she is excited to form new bonds with students and families and continue to learn alongside them. During her free time, Ms. Martinez enjoys spending time outdoors, painting, listening to music, cooking/eating, and playing with her dog Domino.