Anay Martinez

Joined the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising 
July 2018

Education
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2013
B.A., Sociology & B.A., American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California, 2011

How did you get here?
My Academic Advisor was the first person on campus who made me feel like I belonged at USC. His guidance throughout my first year was critical in helping me establish a place of my own in an institution that felt very different from anything I had previously known. My Academic Advisor became my mentor, and in my sophomore year I realized I wanted to pursue a career within the education field. It has been my passion to help students successfully attain a higher education, and since graduating in 2011, I have been a 5th grade teacher, an Upward Bound Counselor, and an Academic Advisor at USC and now here at UC Berkeley.

About me
I am a avid consumer of neapolitan pizza, burritos, and deli sandwiches. I love traveling, national parks, drawing, reading, and watching classic films. I'm a big fan of Hip Hop/R&B/Soul/Salsa and all things Los Angeles. 

What advice do you have for L&S students in general?
Take this time to learn new things, grow personally and professionally, overcome obstacles, and challenge yourself to go outside of your comfort zone. Meet fascinating people, gain new experiences, and different perspectives. You're in such a unique place to experience this growth - take advantage of all that Berkeley has to offer!