Program Coordinator – Program 18, Watts
Maria Martinez, like the students she works with, is also from Watts. Prior to joining IHADLA, Maria was employed by the Institute for Applied Behavior Analysis, where she worked with autistic children. She is motivated by a desire to help the youth in her hometown of Watts. Given her similar experience and background, Maria is uniquely positioned to make a positive impact on the youth in P16. She views her work at IHADLA as an important avenue for giving back to her community.
Maria is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz.