Name: Emma Martinez
Position Title: Border Immersion Co-Coordinator
Major/year: Social Work & Social Justice / Junior
How did you first get involved with the Moreau Center?
I went on the Border Immersion during the spring of my freshman year.
What’s your favorite part of the job?
Working in the Moreau Center is such a welcoming and inspiring space with amazing co-workers and organizers.
Why should people get involved with your programs/events?
All Moreau Center immersions and opportunities are great ways to understand the importance of social justice and service, but Border Immersion in particular aims to understand the true realities of the issue of immigration- which is often hard to fully understand from just the media and societal misconceptions. I recommend this trip for people who really want to open their hearts and minds to a really crucial and important issue in this country.
Why should students think about a leadership position in the Moreau Center?
Because if you are passionate about social justice and service learning- it can be your job!
What is your favorite thing about the University of Portland?
The opportunity to form close relationships with professors and staff!
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I am trying to learn how to whittle, and I like to read for fun sometimes.
Who or what inspires you?
What’s something about you that not many people know?
I’m left-handed and have never seen Star Wars.