Department of Literature
A native Californian, Caron Martinez earned her BA in English from Williams College before joining the United States Information Agency as a Foreign Service Officer assigned to the US Embassies in Mexico City and Quito, Ecuador. While living in places as varied as Los Angeles, London, and Virginia, Ms. Martinez worked in a number of managerial positions ranging from public relations firms to government agencies. Because of her special interest in group dynamics, she earned her MS in Organizational and Social Psychology from the London School of Economics and Political Science during part of the five years she called the U.K. her home (1996-2001).
She has taught Business Writing at the University of Maryland, College Park; English as a Second Language at NVCC; and assorted composition, creative writing and literature classes at George Mason University, where she also earned her MFA in Creative Writing in 2007. Besides motivating students to build their confidence and finesse as writers, she is working on a novel and is passionate about two non-profit efforts dedicated to helping children in Kenya and in Nicaragua.
BA, Williams College,MFA, George Mason University
MS, London School of Economics and Political Science