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Published on May 27, 2016
Jacqueline Martinez has spent her undergraduate career at DePaul University researching comparative international educational practices in hopes of one day making education a global human right, which she discusses in her talk: “In Cities I'd Never Lived.”
With aspirations to enter the world of diplomacy, foreign policy and constitutional law, Martinez has traveled to and lived in the Middle East, South America, Europe, Southeast Asia, Washington, D.C. and New York while attending DePaul University. Now a fourth-year student, Martinez has spent her undergraduate career researching comparative international educational practices in hopes of one day developing education as a global human right and reversing its modern day commodification. She co-founded NetWings, a nonprofit dedicated to creating international education opportunities for youth while instilling values of global literacy and cross-cultural understanding. Identifying education as an “equalizer,” Martinez views education as the solution to eradicating global injustices, elevating cultural understanding, and a source in protecting the vital voices of those oftentimes left unheard.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx