Andrea Martinez

Andrea Martinez is an advocate at Disability Rights North Carolina. She was raised in Raleigh and earned her bachelor’s degree in Child Development at Brigham Young University in Idaho. Afterwards, she moved to San Francisco in order to work with AmeriCorps in their partnership with Prevent Child Abuse California. In California, she worked with children with delays and disabilities as a teacher, coordinator, and developmental therapist. She continued that work after returning to North Carolina. Martinez is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Education from UNC-Wilmington. Her work with Disability Rights NC focuses on advocacy and investigation in matters involving the education system. Outside of work, Andrea likes to read, try the most delicious restaurants in the Triangle, and attend to her two dog’s every whim.

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