Meet the PennKIPP Team
Born in the Dominican Republic, Dr. Martinez grew up in Camden, New Jersey. His experience with academic pipeline programs began in middle school with the NJ SEEDS Scholars Program for high-achieving students from low-income families. With the help of SEEDS and his family, Enmanuel attended Asheville School, a boarding high school in western North Carolina. The first in his family to graduate from college, Enmanuel earned his B.A. in Comparative Literature and Latin American and Latinx Studies from Penn. As an undergraduate, Enmanuel served as President of Cipactli, Penn’s Latinx Honor Society, and participated in the University’s College Achievement Program (PennCAP), McNair Scholars Program and the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program. After Penn, Enmanuel earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Rutgers University, where his graduate studies were supported by a number of national pipeline programs including the SSRC-Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives, Ford Foundation Fellowship, American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) Graduate Student Fellows Program, and MLA’s Connected Academics Program. The title of his doctoral dissertation was “The Archipelago and the Archive: Transnational Archival Modes and Mediums in Caribbean Literature and States.” Dr. Martinez is excited to return to Penn to serve as the VPSE Postdoctoral Fellow supporting MMUF, PennKipp and the PennRSSA programs.