Student Life

First Generation Student Programs Coordinator, Claudia Martinez

Claudia Martinez was born and raised in Tijuana, México. She moved to the United States at the age of 14 with her parents and younger brother in 2001 just in time to enter high school. She graduated from the University of Redlands with a Bachelor’s degree in Race and Ethnic Studies and Spanish in 2009 and finished her Master’s Degree in Higher Education in 2011.

In this role, she coordinates the first-generation initiatives which include the I’m Going to College Program, STEP, Summer Bridge, and the Book Lending Program.


Claudia Martinez nació y fue criada en Tijuana, Baja California, México. Ella, junto con sus padres y hermano menor, se mudo a los Estados Unidos a la edad de 14 años en el 2001 para poder ser admitida en la preparatoria. Claudia se graduó de la Universidad de Redlands con su Bachillerato en Race & Ethnic Studies y Español en el 2009 y obtuvo su Maestría en Higher Education en el 2011.

En su rol, ella coordina programas é iniciativas para estudiantes que son primera generación como I'm Going to College Program, STEP, Summer Bridge y the Book Lending Program.

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