NextGen Latino Leadership Program 2023
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
School: Intrinsic Schools
Jacqueline Martinez is a first generation student and a daughter to hard-working Mexican parents living in Chicago. She is a motivated student-athlete playing for her school’s varsity basketball team and leading as a captain for the varsity soccer team. Jacqueline is involved in the Diversity, Empathy, and Inclusion (D.E.I) club, mentoring club, and she interviews potential candidate teachers for her school. She is currently looking for opportunities that will help her become a neurologist. The base of success comes from understanding our own potential. Thankfully, at the CHCI NextGen program, Jacqueline learned how much she can do after attending workshops and getting exposure to leadership skills. Along with that, she made connections with amazing people that made her feel like she can do great things as a Latina, a woman, and as a person in general. She found a second family at the CHCI NextGen program.