Dominic F. Martinez is the Senior Director of the Office of Inclusion and Outreach at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Before becoming the Senior Director, Dominic served as the Director, Assistant Director and Associate Director of the Office. In which he has now been with this office for over ten years. Prior to his arrival to CU, Dominic worked at the University of Wyoming as the Assistant Director of Admission and coordinator of Minority Student Recruitment for over four years. Dominic graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Multicultural History and Student Movements. Dominic received his Masters of Arts degree in Religious Studies with an emphasis in diversity and cultural/religious identities from the Department of Religious Studies at CU Boulder and his Doctorate of Education degree in Leadership for Educational Equity from CU Denver School of Education and Human Development. Dominic and his wife, Amber Martinez are proud parents of three beautiful children.
Guadalupe Andrea Solís
Guadalupe Andrea Solís (Lupe) will begin her master’s in Public Health- emphasis in Epidemiology and Health Systems Management and Policy- in the Fall of 2018. Lupe earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Chemistry. Lupe believes that representation matters in society because as diversity among the people who hold advanced positions increases, so does the diversity of perspectives represented, questions asked, and world problems prioritized. When communities are underrepresented, their issues remain invisible and their problems unaddressed. Therefore, Lupe aims to increase access for undocumented students- as it is not justified for anyone’s voice, gifts and contributions to ever be excluded. She is humbled for this opportunity and looks forward to learning as much as she can while in the process. Lupe loves to advocate and empower communities in need. Aside from working as a care coordinator at the Dawn Clinic, she has worked with academic access related programs including the LEAP (Learning through Engaging in Authentic Practice) Program at UNC, as well as serving as a mentor to high school students while in the Frontiers of Science Summer Program. In the future, Lupe aims to continue research that carries meaningful social implications while also providing culturally sensitive (and accessible) medical care for all.
Maria Isabel Torres
Maria Isabel Torres, is a senior at the University of Colorado Denver pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health. Her goal is to graduate in May of 2019 with her Bachelors and continuing her education with the end goal of becoming a physician in the future. As a Dreamer and the first in her family to attend college it has not been easy, but has been journey of learning and growth. This has pushed her to advocate for other dreamers like herself and help create a welcoming and successful environment. With a passion for public health Maria seeks to help bridge the gaps in higher education and assist in providing equity in financial aspects and health resources for all students, regardless of their background or legal status.