Valery Martinez

Valery Martínez

Policy and Research Assistant

She, Her, Hers

View Valery’s condensed bio here.


I conduct research on a variety of issues, including immigration, child welfare, and economic and food security, to help the policy team develop recommendations that support families and promote equitable outcomes.

I do this work because

I am continuously inspired by the families and communities that push to dismantle the racial and social inequities that are deeply embedded in our society.

I am most proud of

Being able to pair my research skills with my commitment to social policy issues and contribute to CSSP’s growing body of anti-racist and intersectional work.

Work history

  • Emerson National Hunger Fellow, Congressional Hunger Center

Education and Awards

  • B.S. in Human Development, Cornell University
  • Transatlantic Young Leadership Program Fellow, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies

When the day is done

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, devouring a good book, or watching a lighthearted movie while munching on delicious pupusas from my favorite local restaurant.