Tia Martinez

Education: JD from Stanford Law School; Master in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy; AB in History from Harvard University

Recent projects include: Heising-Simons Foundation, Peter Kiewit Foundation

Tia is an independent consultant who previously was the Chief Equity Officer at the Stupski Foundation. Tia came to the foundation from the Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity at UC Berkeley Law School, where she was acting director of education, leading a policy unit that produced research, policy prescriptions, and curricular innovation on issues related to education reform.

Prior to joining the Warren Institute, she served as strategic consultant to the Office for Civil Rights in the US Department of Education. In this capacity, she led a strategic planning process and supported nationwide rollout and implementation of the new strategy across 12 regional offices. Tia was also a manager at the Bridgespan Group, where she worked with a range of clients including the nation’s largest constituency-based Hispanic civil rights organization and an urban school district reform intermediary.

Tia also has served as a senior fellow at the Hewlett Foundation, where she worked on issues related to disadvantaged adolescents and immigrant families. She has also worked as a policy analyst for the Corporation for Supportive Housing and the San Francisco Mayor’s Health Services Planning Council.