Dr Monica Martinez is an author, education strategist and consultant for philanthropy and non-profits, Senior Fellow to the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and appointee to the White House Commission of Educational Excellence for Hispanics. As an education strategist, Monica serves in an advisory capacity to leaders’ of multiple organizations, including foundations, education systems across the K-16 sector state systems, and non-profits to assist in creating, revising, or implementing their education initiatives. Some of her clients have included The Carnegie Corporation, The Community College of Philadelphia, The Harold K.L. Castle Foundation, the S.D. Bechtel Foundation, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
Prior to becoming an independent consultant, she served as the President of the New Tech Network and the Vice President for Education Strategy at KnowledgeWorks. In Washington, DC, she was a senior associate at the Institute for Educational Leadership where she founded the Washington, D.C.-based National High School Alliance while developing and managing three other projects. Her book, Deeper Learning: How Eight Innovative Public Schools Are Transforming Education in the Twenty-First Century, published by The New Press, was released June, 2014 and has received positive reviews. She is an international and national speaker on the topics of deeper learning, education innovation and reform, college readiness, and the future of learning.