Choose Courage ~ Speak Your Truth ~ Live On Purpose: Dynamics of Class and Classism in Organizations: Digging Deep with Guest Dr. Carmen Rivera. Becky Martinez is a Mixed Race, Mixed Class Woman of Color and engages the dynamic of the both/and living in these particular identities. She is a proud aunt, friend, most often curious, person that enjoys running, observer of nature, fan of ice cream and hopes to always be in process. She is a consultant and trainer with an emphasis on social justice, leadership and organizational development. Her work focuses on engaging individuals and groups to recognize systemic dynamics of privilege and oppression for more inclusive and equitable policies, practices, and structures. Becky strives to create space for healing and liberation as part of her work, particularly in this current moment. She works with diverse groups at the college level and with non-profit organizations and government agencies. She is a faculty member with the Social Justice Training Institute, a Co-Lead Facilitator for LeaderShape, a board member with Class Action, a former certified trainer for the Anti-Defamation League and the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network and counselor-advocate through Peace over Violence. Dr. Carmen Rivera currently serves as an Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and co-chair of the Student Affairs in Higher Education Master’s program at Colorado State University (CSU). One of the first things she tells folks is that she is from northern New Mexico because where she’s from is fundamental to who she is. As a first-generation college student, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Mexican American Studies and Spanish from the University of Northern Colorado. She then went on to earn her Master’s degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education as well as her PhD in Higher Education Leadership from CSU. Her higher education career began when she worked for the Upward Bound program. She worked in TRiO programs for over 13 years then worked in international education as the Director of Student Experience at INTO CSU for several years. Additionally, she’s a faculty member for the Social Justice Training Institute and a consultant in the areas of social justice and leadership. One of her most important roles is raising her two super awesome sons with her super awesome wife. She loves 90’s R&B, traveling, cooking, and is obsessed with all things Frida Kahlo.