Our Stories: Stephanie Martinez, Esperanza Alum (2011) and Alumni Committee Chair

Stephanie Martinez photoStephanie Martinez, Alumni Committee Chair, started her journey with Esperanza as a scholar in 2011. Born in the U.S. but raised in Colombia, Stephanie’s family emigrated from Colombia to give her and her brothers a better future. When Stephanie graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in Civil Engineering, she knew that she wanted to stay involved with Esperanza to help make other students’ dreams a reality. She hopes that as Alumni Chair, she will engage other alums in giving back to Esperanza and future scholars.

Stephanie is a water resource engineer for civil engineering company STV, Inc. Her work supports hydraulics and hydrologic engineering, traffic studies, and transportation projects. In her free time Stephanie likes to travel, try new foods, and be outdoors.

The Esperanza Education Fund truly stands for “Esperanza”….HOPE.