2013 Public Interest Grant Recipient
Ms. Martinez recently completed her first year at Loyola Law School. Before law school, Ms. Martinez has exemplified her commitment to issues affecting women and children by working for the Foundation for Women, a microfinance nonprofit organization designed to further the goals of female business-owners. Ms. Martinez also worked for the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative, a nonprofit organization which aims to reduce childhood obesity in San Diego, and in that organization, she helped determine how to make produce more accessible to women and children living in areas where there is limited access to large grocery stores. Ms. Martinez also worked for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), a government program that provides low-income women and their children with nutrition information and food vouchers. While at WIC, Ms. Martinez assisted in providing information on available resources to nearly a hundred women on a daily basis. This summer, Ms. Martinez will be working for the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles’ domestic violence clinic at the Santa Monica Courthouse.