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Marlayna Martinez

Marlayna Martinez BA

San Luis Valley Community Research Liaison, Professional Research Assistant
  • Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI)
  • Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center

Marlayna Martinez joined the Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center (RMPRC) as a community research liaison for the San Luis Valley in 2018. As a resident and community member of the San Luis Valley, Marlayna is well positioned to help support community-based and community-engaged research in her region and facilitate connections, partnerships, and leverage resources for the benefit of community. She works within and across many sectors including non-profits, early childhood centers, K-12 schools, youth organizations, public health, primary care clinics, and others. Marlayna helps lead the RMPRC's Community Advisory Board in the San Luis Valley and also works as a professional research assistant on many projects with the Colorado School of Public Health.

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • Bachelor of Arts, Speech Language and Hearing Science, University of Colorado, Boulder. 


  • CRL Voting member, Partnership of Academicians and Communities for Translation (PACT)
  • Community Research Liaison, RMPRC San Luis Valley Community Advisory Board
  • Board Vice President, Early Childhood Council of the SLV
  • RAC Member, Rules Advisory Committee of Colorado's Office of Early Childhood
  • Board Secretary, Community Foundation of the San Luis Valley
  • Steering Committee Member, SLV Equity Coalition

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