Maile Martinez is the program manager at Reel Grrls, an organization dedicated to empowering young women from diverse backgrounds through media production. At Mount Holyoke, she studied French, Spanish, and English language and literature. After graduating, she worked for Teach for America.
Martinez went on to study at the University of Cambridge in England on a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. There she became involved in exploring the many facets of cinema, and began to work on short film projects of her own. Working at Reel Grrls allows her to combine her passions for cinema and for nurturing female talent and voices.
Martinez’s dedication to teaching and to creating opportunities for girls to express themselves has made a big difference in the lives of all the young women she has worked with, and shows a unique way of positively contributing to the wider world.