Rita Y. Martinez
University of New Mexico
Rita is from Laguna and Jemez Pueblos. She is currently a junior studying criminology with a minor in social welfare. She is interested in working with tribes to develop culturally relevant responses to crime, violence and victimization issues within tribal communities. In addition to going to school, Rita is the Office Manager for the American Indian Development Associates, a national training, research and technical assistance firm. Through her education and career, Rita hopes to improve the quality of life of Indian children, youth and families. When Rita is not at work or school she enjoys spending time with her family and cooking.