Valery Martinez

Valery Martínez

Policy and Research Assistant

She, Her, Hers


I provide research assistance to the policy team on a variety of issues. Most often, I work with other members of the team to accomplish projects that relate to immigration, income, and food security.

I do this work because

I am continuously inspired by the resilient families and communities that persist despite the inequities that are deeply embedded in our society.

I am most proud of

Creating a brief that provides a series of recommendations for direct service providers and policymakers to increase access to nutritious and culturally appropriate foods for immigrant and mixed-status families.

Work history

  • Emerson National Hunger Fellow, Congressional Hunger Center

Education and Awards

  • B.S. in Human Development, Cornell University

When the day is done

I prefer to go on a run, play with my housemate’s Chiweenies, or plan my next travel adventure!