Ana Martinez, BS

Clinical Research Coordinator

Ana Martinez is Guatemalan immigrant from a DACA recipient. She graduated from SFSU with a bachelor's in Biology in 2018. She is a former volunteer at Clínica Martín-Baró, where she served the community with free basic health care services in the Mission district for nearly three years. Then, she worked as a Medical Assistant for three years in the Mission Neighborhood Health Center in Pediatrics and assisted the COVID-19 vaccine team during the pandemic to provide free vaccinations and tests to the community. With a wealth of healthcare experience, she moved on to explore the field of healthcare research, working as a CRC for the Find COVID-19 study to understand the virus's biology and its impact on the community. Ana wants to continue working in research to understand the impact that research has on our communities and to spread awareness of the importance of participating in research to have a better representation of vulnerable communities in research studies. Her goal is to become a nurse practitioner. She would like to represent women of color in healthcare, to advocate for more representation for underserved communities, and fight for equity in healthcare. During her free time Ana loves spending time with her family, going dancing, and going on vacations. She loves to explore and learn new activities as a way of learning more about herself and others.