Cristina Martinez Guzmán

Class of 2016

Cristina Martinez recently graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Science and a minor in biology. During college, she participated in study abroad programs and courses focused on conservation and natural resource management. Being from Los Angeles, attending a predominantly white institution motivated her to become involved in the undergraduate Latinx organization in order to increase visibility and educate the student body about issues pertaining the Latinx community. Combining both her admiration for the environment and passion for educating her community, Cristina participated in an internship last summer with SoCal non-profit Heal The Bay where she wrote blogs on local environmental issues in Spanish. Her experiences as a Latina environmental science college student have influenced her career goals of obtaining a PhD in natural resource management/conservation while improving outreach programming for her community.