Valery Martinez Valery Martinez

Valery Martínez is a Master of Social Work candidate at the University of Michigan with a concentration in Interpersonal Practice in Integrated Health, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse. Prior to coming to Michigan, Valery worked in Washington, DC as a social policy research assistant at a national non-profit organization that focused on improving the health and wellbeing of children and families of color, immigrant families, and LGBTQ+ youth. She is interested in both micro and macro social work, specifically the relationship between federal public assistance programs and immigrant families’ access to health and mental health services.