Rutgers GSE CMSI

Carla Martinez

Carla D. Martinez Plascencia is pursuing her B.A. in Deaf Cultural Studies at the California State University, Northridge (CSUN). She works as a research administrator for the CSU Undocu-Services Project (CUSP) in conjunction with CSUN’s Dream Center. As a CUSP administrator, she seeks to understand the various forms of institutional support available for undocumented students throughout the California State University system. Carla has conducted independent research on deaf Latinx students in higher education while looking at the intersectionality of racism and audism and how that affects their experience. She is currently undergoing research and furthering her training on Critical Race Theory with Daniel Solorzano at the University of California, Los Angeles.