Born and raised in San Francisco's Mission District with her outspoken Central American -Turkish born parents who immigrated to the US (SF) in 1959. Memories of her first protest at age four and political rallies by age ten. Ms.Martínez continues San Francisco's tradition of public service to her community through Public Policy in Early Childhood/Child Development. Through advocacy, designing and implementing community based programs that are culturally and linguistically sensitive to the diverse population of San Francisco. Fighting for equity so future generations live out their dreams and begin to change their world. This is her contribution, her legacy she is striving for. Her vision and passion creating community based programs strategically placed her in Tier Implementation for Quality Improvement Rating System -Early Childhood (RTT-Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge), actively participates in three boards in three counties (San Francisco, Santa Clara and San Mateo) and continues to advocate for the needs of children, families and early childhood professionals in the City by the Bay. Currently, desigining a new coaching program in child development based on Race to the Top in San Francisco using research based tools measuring quality of interactions among children and their caregivers, environment and special needs.You will find her coaches in Bayview, Visitation Valley, Mission, Ingleside, Chinatown,Sunset and Richmond Districts speaking in either Spanish, Cantonese, English and Mandarin. Work isn't everything but to give her the strength and gratitude to advocate, facilitate and negotiate social change, you will find her: running, volunteering, cooking, hiking, or her favorite developing science activities for San Francisco's most underserved at-risk children.
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