Academia, Love Me Back

BY TIFFANY MARTΊNEZ

TIFFANY MARTÍNEZ

My name is Tiffany Martínez. As a McNair Fellow and student scholar, I’ve presented at national conferences in San Francisco, San Diego, and Miami. I have crafted a critical reflection piece that was published in a peer-reviewed journal managed by the Pell Institute for the Study of Higher Education and Council for Opportunity in Education. I have consistently juggled at least two jobs and maintained the status of a full-time student and Dean’s list recipient since my first year at Suffolk University. I have used this past summer to supervise a teen girls empower program and craft a thirty page intensive research project funded by the federal government. As a first generation college student, first generation U.S. citizen, and aspiring professor I have confronted a number of obstacles in order to earn every accomplishment and award I have accumulated. In the face of struggle, I have persevered and continuously produced…

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4 thoughts on “Academia, Love Me Back

  1. I see she went straight to her ethnicity as a defense and also assumes things so her imagination must be working overtime. She makes a general charge with claiming words are used covertly. Hm? Do not women talk in code also? Not one mention of her research at all specifically.

  2. I feel bad for her, being a victim of such racial bias at North Shore Community College, PTA program. But stand strong you can do it!!

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