becky martinez


dr. becky martinez is a class-straddling Mixed Race Woman of Color who loves engaging in social class and class(ism). She humbly comes from a family of farmers that now finds herself a first-generation white-collar professional and is still working through what that means. In her professional capacity, becky is an organization development consultant and trainer with a focus on social justice, leadership and organizational change with Infinity Martinez Consulting and a faculty member with the Social Justice Training Institute. Her work centers on dismantling systems of oppression through critical reflection and dialogue intertwined with theoretical models and key concepts. She is passionate about systems thinking while working with campuses, government agencies and community-based organizations to be more equitable with their policies, practices and procedures through an inclusion lens. Prior to consultancy, she was an administrator within the California State University and the University of California systems as well as private liberal arts colleges. She is a Co-Lead facilitator for the LeaderShape Institute, has been a certified trainer for the Anti-Defamation League and the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, and a certified counselor-advocate through Peace over Violence in Los Angeles. Connect further with becky and her work at

Author's Books

Straddling Class in the Academy

26 Stories of Students, Administrators, and Faculty From Poor and Working-Class Backgrounds and Their Compelling Lessons for Higher Education Policy and Practice


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