Lauren Martinez STEER Advisor Port Chester High School
During high school Lauren was an All-State basketball player at Our Lady of Lourdes in Poughkeepsie, NY. By the time she graduated OLL was ranked #14 nationally by USA Today. Lauren also played on 3 AAU Nationals teams; the most successful of which made it to the Sweet 16.
At Cornell, Lauren did not play on the basketball team, but she was involved in numerous extra-curricular activities. Lauren served on the Executive Board of the Student Assembly, Cornell's student government, and in various leadership roles for Pi Beta Phi, INC. and MILRSO, the minority student organization for the School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
Upon graduating from Cornell, Lauren was recruited to the join the ranks of Teach for America and taught 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grades in Miami, FL. In 2009, Lauren earned a Master of Science in Sports Management from Barry University. She was the Coordinator of Ticket Sales for the Miami Heat, where she developed and managed an international premium ticket sales program, and volunteered with the Tim Hardaway Foundation.
In 2010, Lauren returned to New York and was hired as the Manager of Teen Programs for the Port Chester Carver Center. At Carver she helped grow enrollment and programming and transformed the image and reputation for PC youth.
Since 2013, Lauren has taught ELA at Port Chester Middle School. In 2015, she earned a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Lehman College and is a certified New York State Building and District Administrator.