Martha Martinez

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
Class of 2019

  • While neither of her parents have a formal schooling history, Martha is a role model to her two younger siblings and is the first person in her family to graduate from high school. Furthermore, she graduated in the top 5% of her high school class.
  • Already a dedicated community servant, she volunteered with both BuildOn and 5+1=20, a Youth Health Service Corps that aims to close the 20-year “death gap” between the insured and uninsured.
  • Martha became a passionate advocate for community health after observing the numerous disparities between her predominately Hispanic community and other communities.