Biography

Nayamin Martinez is the director of the Central California Environmental Justice Network (CCEJN). Prior to joining CCEJN, Ms. Martinez worked for the Madera County Public Health Department as a Health Education Coordinator and for ten years was the Health Projects Coordinator for the Binational Center for the Development of the Oaxacan Indigenous Communities. Ms. Martinez has vast experience working with immigrants and residents of disadvantaged communities across the San Joaquin Valley managing public health programs; conducting participatory research and launching leadership and civic engagement programs. Ms. Martinez serves in various advisory groups including the "Environmental Justice Advisory Group of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District"; the "Community Stakeholders Advisory Committee" of the UCD Environmental Health Science Core Center. Ms. Martinez holds a Master's Degree in both Public Health and Sociology.