Mary Martinez-Nunez

Wellesley College, C’22, Biochemistry
Bronx Community College, C’19, Liberal Arts and Sciences: Chemistry

Big Dream: Mary was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico until the age of 15 when she moved to the United States to complete her high school education and work to support her mother’s visa application. After seeing the effects of cancer first hand, Mary decided that she wanted to be a biochemist and find a cure for cancer. Mary’s experiences at BCC have inspired her focus on education and the accessibility of higher education for international and undocumented college students. Her other goals are to teach Chemistry at a world-renowned institution and create a non-profit organization aimed at assisting international and undocumented college students.

Leadership Activities:

  • Fellow, America Needs You
  • Vice President of Scholarships, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (2018– Present)
  • Scholar, Pathways for Stem Student’s Success (PTS3)/ Distinctive Service Award, PTS3
  • Scholar, American Chemical Society / Invited Speaker & Endowed Scholar, ACS
  • Awardee, CIBA Specialty Chemicals Scholarship
  • President, Student Government Association / SGA President, Excellence in Leadership Awards
  • Delegate, University Student Senate / Applications Reviewer, Scholarship Committee
  • Mathematics Tutor, ASAP Bronx Community College
  • Undergraduate Researcher, Council on International Educational Exchange
  • CUNY Research Scholar
  • Researcher, American Chemical Society- Project SEED
  • Student of The Year (2017), Bronx Community College
  • NYC Council Merit Scholarship
  • President’s List (2016- 2018)
  • New York Cares, Volunteer
  • CDI, Volunteer