Mayra Espinoza-Martinez was born and raised in Visalia, CA, and uses she/her/ella pronouns. She graduated from Mt. Whitney High School in 2012, from Harvard University in 2016, and will be attending Harvard Law School. She is a first-generation college student and the first person in her immediate and extended family to attend law school. Mayra joined Central Valley Scholars with the hope of helping Central Valley youth recognize and leverage the power inherent in their stories.