Staff Profile : Cristina Martinez

Cristina Martinez

Position: Associate Dean  of Students and Director of Career Services

Hometown: I was born in San Jose, California, but I grew up in Owasso, Oklahoma.

How long have you been with Schreiner? Where were you prior? It will be 4 years in March that I’ve been with Schreiner. Prior to working at Schreiner I got married and took some time off from working in the Higher Education field and tried the private sector in the banking and insurance industry and found that the field of Higher Education was my true passion.

What do you like best about Schreiner University? It allows you the opportunity to succeed. It’s a great place to grow professionally. Also it is very family orientated which is wonderful.

What do you like best about your position at Schreiner? The students, I enjoy working with the students. It is a wonderful experience to see a student grow and achieve their goals.

What Schreiner events do you enjoy? I think all the events are great but I’m partial to Welcome Week.  It’s great to see the students coming together to begin a new academic year. It’s an exciting time!

Favorite food: Mexican, especially my dad’s Menudo during the holidays. It’s the best!

Favorite books: "To Kill a Mockingbird" -- I can read that book over and over again. I also enjoy several of Max Lucado’s books.

Favorite vacation spot: Lake Tahoe, CA in the summer and Barcelona, Spain in the spring time.

What do you like to do during your weekends? Cooking with my husband and watching Elmo videos with my son. Also taking long power walks as a family.

Is there any particular advice you would give to students? If there is doubt, then you probably shouldn’t do it.