Vice President, Education and Engagement
Kim Martinez, M.Ed., serves as the Vice President of Education and Engagement and Senior Advisor to the Climate Equity Collaborative where she oversees the development of pre-K-12, higher education, youth leadership, and community programs serving more than 15,000 schools in the U.S. She previously served as the National Senior Director of Education where she acted as advisor to multiple global partner initiatives and participated in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Information Programs, which supports people-to-people conversations with foreign publics on U.S. policy priorities including Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math pedagogy for teachers.
Ms. Martinez earned her B.S. and teaching credential from the University of California, Riverside and received her Master’s Degree in School Administration from Azusa Pacific University. She was a classroom teacher and Administrator of Teacher Professional Development at the Center for Teacher Innovation at the Riverside County Office of Education in California where she supported 92 school districts in four counties. She was also an adjunct instructor in the School of Education at the University of California, Riverside. Her passion and commitment to conservation and education stems from childhood experiences spent camping, fishing, and exploring the natural environment. She currently lives with her husband and daughters on the Chesapeake Bay in Edgewater, Maryland.
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