41: Realizing YOU ARE Exceptional

Andrew Martinez is a Ph.D. student at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and a research associate at the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions. He completed an M.S.Ed in Higher Education at Penn GSE and earned a B.A. in Sociology from Cornell University. 

Prior to his return to Penn GSE, Andrew worked at Cornell University as an Assistant Dean of Students, where he advised and supported identity-based student organizations and served on several committees on diversity and inclusion. 

His research interests include the disaggregation of data based on ethnicity amongst Latinos to better understand their experiences in higher education, and what elite institutions can learn from Minority Serving Institutions in improving a sense of belonging and supporting the achievement of historically underrepresented minorities at their institution. Connect with Andrew Martinez on LinkedIn

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