Anastasia (Ana) Martinez is a State Policy Fellow who will focus on education research and analysis at the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center.
Her background is in education, teaching, and youth program coordination. Previously, she worked as a coordinator for afterschool and summer camp programs for ETSS, a social services organization for immigrants and refugees in central Ohio. In this role, she created and implemented social and emotional learning activities for students participating in the programs. Afterwards, Anastasia served as a Teach for America corps member in Fall River. As the founding middle school social studies educator, she developed and taught the social studies curriculum for grades 6-8 .
Ana holds a B.A of Public Policy from The Ohio State University and a Masters of Curriculum and Instruction from Boston University.
A well-funded public higher education system has the power to open up countless opportunities for low-income students and families of all races and backgrounds. For …
A college degree is an important first step for many to pursue their dreams. Unfortunately, this dream is increasingly out of reach for many students from low-income backgrounds, including students of color and non-traditional students.
Accurately counting low-income and English Language Learner students, who are more likely to require a diverse array of academic and social resources to succeed in school, is important to ensure that school districts receive the funding necessary to support all of their students. Communities with large numbers of immigrants are often disproportionately affected by the challenges of obtaining an accurate count of low-income students.