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Carla Martinez

Carla is a undergraduate student at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) majoring in Deaf Studies with an emphasis on Cultural Studies. Born in Mexico and raised in East Los Angeles, she is the first to go to college in her family and the only undocumented student in the program from CSUN. She is very interested in social justice and naturally, is interested in Ethnic Studies. From having a prestigious grade point average in her classes to her involvement in students activism, Carla is a very dedicated persxn who enjoys learning and including many intersectionalities to better serve oppressed communities. She strives to become a professor in Ethnic Studies because its where her scholarly work would meet, or intersect, with her activism.