Andrew Martinez - Higher Education
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Andrew Martinez
Andrew Martinez is a Ph.D. student at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and research associate at the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions.


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The Guilt of Not Responding to Microaggressions

by | June 14, 2018 Having navigated institutions where I was one of very few Latinos, I have become hyper-aware of Read more

More than Just a Brotherhood

by | May 31, 2018
As a first-generation college student, I had a very stereotypical view of fraternity and sorori [...] Read more

My Mother’s Legacy in Education

by | May 17, 2018
I attribute my career in education to my mother, a preschool teacher’s aide at a small Cathol [...] Read more

The Urgency of Supporting the University of Puerto Rico

by | May 2, 2018
The economic crisis in Puerto Rico is a humanitarian issue. Puerto Ricans on the island are Ame [...] Read more

Tension By Choice: Reflecting on Code-Switching and Living Two Lives

by | April 18, 2018
Although I recognize that many first-generation students experience code-switching and feeling [...] Read more

From Practitioner to Doctoral Student: Five Prep Strategies

by | April 4, 2018
Depending on how long it has been since you were in the classroom, transitioning to graduate sc [...] Read more

Program Preps Latinx Students for Professoriate in Humanities

by | March 22, 2018
The Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions recently held its inaugural Cross-Institution [...] Read more

When Being ‘Woke’ Is Not Enough

by | March 5, 2018
In such polarized times, it is not surprising that on college campuses all over the nation, stu [...] Read more

3 Unsung Afro-Puerto Rican Heroes

by | February 21, 2018
In honor of Black History Month, I felt compelled to highlight Black Puerto Ricans. Anti-blackn [...] Read more

How I Respond to Culturally Offensive Remarks

by | February 7, 2018
Anyone who knows me personally knows that I try my best to avoid conflict. I am not confrontati [...] Read more

Becoming Latino: Why Our Safe Spaces Matter

by | January 17, 2018
Growing up in the Bronx, I was accustomed to identifying as Puerto Rican. I was surrounded by c [...] Read more

Home for the Holidays

by | January 4, 2018
Imagine what it is like to dread going home for the holiday break because all semester you stru [...] Read more