Jacqueline Martinez receives the 2021 U.M. Rose Scholarship.
I was born and raised in Roswell, NM. I graduated from Roswell High School in 2014 as the salutatorian of my class. In high school I participated in many activities including Assisteens of Chaves County, Girl Scouts, danced at Miss Minnies School of Ballet, a member of the Charlies Angels Dance Team at RHS, winning 3 state championships. I graduated from UNM in 2018 with my bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. During my undergrad I was the VP of Engineers without Borders, a member of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), SWE (Society of Women Engineers), and AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics). Between undergrad and the start of my law school career, I traveled to Xiangshan, China and taught children grades 4-8. I also worked as a permanent substitute teacher in Albuquerque and Roswell. After my 1L year (summer 2021), I externed for Judge Joel M. Carson of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and clerked for Atwood & Malone, both in Roswell, NM.