Marta Martinez graduated from Wesleyan University with a BA in Latin American Studies with a concentration in Anthropology. After being awarded the Mellon Mays Fellowship, she studied in Mexico City and UC Santa Barbara researching the impact of the Mexican and Chicano mural movements on identity formation. Since returning to her native San Francisco, she has worked for several nonprofits, started her own massage business, and made a short documentary with the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project. Her film “Mi Casa Es Mi Casa” discusses gentrification in the Mission District of San Francisco and premiered at the Queer Woman of Color Film Festival in May 2009. In the spring of 2010 Marta participated in Stick ‘em Up: Sticker Club in Mexico City, a collaborative community art project with several artists at the Galeria de Comercio. Her interests are in identity politics, community formation, illustration, photography, environment, and education. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Arts in Visual and Critical Studies.