Master of Science in Planning student Deyanira Nevarez Martinez has been named one of the 2012 40 Under 40 honorees by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber received 360 nominations for the award and based their decisions on professional accomplishments, leadership qualities, and community impact. Deyanira will be honored at an awards breakfast on December 13th.

Deyanira Nevarez Martinez grew up in San Luis, Ariz. Her parents were both migrant farm workers. She came to Tucson in 2004 to study at the University of Arizona and graduated in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and Latin American studies. Upon graduation she began working for Congressman Raul Grijalva. In September 2010, Nevarez Martinez moved over to spearhead the campaign to fight Arizona’s ban on Mexican American Studies. Currently she is the Arizona State Coordinator for Mi Familia Vota and serves as secretary of Arizona List, vice-chair of Las Adelitas Arizona, and treasurer of the City of Tucson’s Human Relations Commission.

To read more about the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 40 Under 40 award, click here, and for the Arizona Daily Star article, click here.

Friday, November 30, 2012 - 12:00pm