Monica Martin began her academic career at Modesto Junior College and later transferred to California State University, Fresno. Ms. Martin’s educational background includes a Master degree in Public Health (MPH), with an emphasis in health promotion. In April 2010, Monica passed the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing exam and remains an active Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). Her academic experience is complemented by a work history in various public health settings ranging from nonprofit organizations, County Health Departments, and outpatient hospital settings. Monica has been fortunate to build a career working with diverse populations and wide-ranging health topics such as sexual and reproductive health, weight management, diabetes care, and behavior change focused on improving health outcomes.
Monica believes knowledge is empowering and that every person should have access to accurate information, enabling them to make the best decision for their health. Ms. Martin intends to continue on a career path that promotes optimal health for all individuals regardless of age, race, gender, or sexual orientation. Monica is grateful to work with the Impact Teen Drivers Team on a true public health concern- reckless and distracted driving, and is excited to have a role in changing the driving culture.