Marayna Martinez

Marayna Martinez is a fifth-year joint PhD candidate in the political science department and Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University.

Her research and teaching interests include race and ethnic politics, political behavior, policy feedback, and K12 education policy. She is particularly interested in the feedback effects of public education on the political development of children of color. Her dissertation focuses on how high school demographics and school discipline affect the early adult political participation of children of color.

Prior to coming to Duke, she received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2018.

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