Jennifer Martínez

Project Manager, Coach, and Board of Director in San Francisco, California

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Misift. Rebel. Troublemaker

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. Ms. Martínez continues San Francisco's tradition of public service to 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. Designing and implementing a new coaching program in child development based on Race to the Top in San Francisco using research based tools measuring quality of environments and interactions among children and their caregivers including children with special needs and their families.

Work isn't everything but to give her the strength, intent, purpose and gratitude to advocate, facilitate and negotiate social change, you will find her: ditching diets, multitasking, running early in the morning, drinking milk tea, mediating, walking, trying out yoga, volunteering, cooking, hiking, dreaming,listening and dancing to Turkish, Russian pop, Salsa and Brazilian music.

"A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of." Nelson Mandela

  • Work
    • Wu Yee Children's Services
  • Education
    • San Francisco State University
    • California Commission on Teacher Credentialing