Olympia Martinez recognized for her dedication to becoming a bilingual teacher
Martinez’s personal experiences encouraged her to pursue a career as an elementary school bilingual educator.
“I have seen families in my community decide not to teach their children Spanish,” Martinez said. “Unfortunately, when this occurs, numerous opportunities are lost to learn from each other and empathize with one another. I want to become a bilingual teacher to preserve and celebrate different languages and cultures.” (Read more about Martinez here.)
Martinez will complete UCI’s 14-month Master of Arts in Teaching + Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (MAT) in August.