Fátima Andrade Martinez
College Adviser Fellow, BOOST@BerkeleyHaas
Fátima was born in Michoacán, Mexico but was raised in East Oakland since the age of 8. As a young girl she found herself feeling left out as her parents and her did not understood English. This motivated her to learn English faster so she could talk to her classmates and also help her parents. When she was in high school, she loved the idea of math because it was a language that everyone in the world could understand. So, she applied to college to be a math major but quickly realized that she wanted to work in education to help bridge the gap between low income communities and their access to resources. In college she became a member of different student organizations that worked to provide resources and language equity for the community around UCSB. She has fallen in love with this work and hopes to work on more language justice programs.