Deyanira Nevarez Martinez, MS, MSGIST

300 Social Ecology I, Irvine, CA 92697-7075  | nevarezd@uci.edu

EDUCATION

Expected 2021
Ph.D. in Planning, Policy, and Design Department of Urban Planning and Public Policy School of Social Ecology
University of California, Irvine

2016
M.S. Geographic Information Systems Technology

Final Project:Identifying Housing Patterns in Pima County, Arizona Using the DEYA Affordability Index and Geospatial Analysis”
Department of Geography School of Social Behavioral Sciences
University of Arizona

2014
M.S. Planning
School of Landscape Architecture and Planning
College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture
University of Arizona

2008
B.A. Political Science/Latin American Studies
Minor: Spanish
University of Arizona

Research Funding

University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC Mexus), “The Persistence of Poverty in Colonias along the U.S.-Mexico Border”, UCR, 2016 ($1,467).

Publications

Book Reviews
Nevárez Martínez, Deyanira (2017). Slums: How Informal Real Estate Markets Work, Edited by Eugenie L. Birch, Shahana Chattaraj, and Susan M. Wachter: (2016). Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 256 pages. $55.00 (Hardcover).  

Newspaper Articles & Editorials
Nevárez, D. (2006, June 20). Cutting Off a Lifeline. Tucson Citizen.
Nevárez, D. (2006, June 20). Plant Offline; Wildlife Thrives. Tucson Citizen.
Nevárez Martínez, D. (2013, March 17). Discriminatory Bills Show it’s Time for Anglos, Latinos to pull together. Arizona Daily Star.
Nevárez, D. (2012, January 1). Su Voto Es Su Voz. Arizona Bilingue.

Reports
Barno, M. & Nevarez Martinez, D. (2018). Orange County Superior Court Pretrial Assessment and Release Supervision (PARS) Program Evaluation. Irvine, CA: Orange County Superior Court Pre-Trial Services Unit.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Instructor of record

2015
Lecturer- SBE195A Introduction to Sustainability
University of Arizona Online
College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture

2015
Lecturer- SBE195B Careers in Sustainability
University of Arizona Online
College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture

2015
Instructor- SBE195B Careers in Sustainability
University of Arizona
College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture

2014
Instructor- SBE195A Introduction to Sustainability
University of Arizona
College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture

Teaching assistant

SE 194W Naturalistic Field Research
Instructor: Dr. Jenny Rinehart
University of California Irvine

2015
School of Social Ecology
PPD 177 Chicano Movement
Instructor: Dr. Rodolfo Torres
University of California Irvine

2015
School of Social Ecology
PPD 104 Urban America
Instructor: Dr. Maria G. Rendon
University of California Irvine

2015
School of Social Ecology

Student mentoring training

Summer 2018
Mentoring Excellence Program

REASEARCH EXPERIENCE

Research Assistant

2017-Present
University of California, Irvine
GSR to Professor Kirk Williams on program evaluation for a pre-trial services program in Orange County.

2016-Present
University of California, Irvine
GSR to the Dean of the School of Social Ecology, Nancy Guerra and Professor Kirk Williams on Project titled “Cure Violence Improving Childhood Outcomes through Reductions in Violence in the Mexican Border State of Chihuahua, Mexico.

Summer 2016
University of California, Irvine
GSR to Professor Seth Pipkin on project titled “Exit, Voice and Loyalty in Cities Under Siege: Transnational Migration and Citizen Journalism on the US-Mexico Border” funded by a Hellman Foundation Grant.

Service

Institutional service

University of California Systemwide Graduate Student Representative

2018-Present
Faculty Senate Coordinating Committee on Graduate Affairs

2017-Present
Urban Planning Student Association (UPSA) Mentor

2017-Present
Chicano/Latino Graduate Student Collective Faculty Representative  University of California Irvine, Student Representative on

2016
PPD Chair Hiring Committee

2015-2016   
University of California Irvine, PPD PhD Student Co-Representative

local and national service

2018
Journal of Planning Practice and Research, Reviewer

2016
Women & Planning Division, American Planning Association, Director of Student Engagement

2016
Urban Affairs Association Membership Committee, Member

2013-2014
National Association of Graduate and Professional Students, Western Region Vice-Chair

Conference/poster Presentations

Nevárez Martínez, D. (2018, October). “ACSP Pre-Doctoral Workshop for Students of Color, Idea to Application: How Perspective Students Make Decisions.”  Student Presentation at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Annual Conference.

Nevárez Martínez, D. (2018, May). “Winners and Losers: The Politics and Impact of Downtown Revitalization in Tucson, Arizona.”  Student Presentation at the Latinas/os in the US and Beyond: Diverse Perspectives on Latina/o Communities.

Barno, M., Nevárez Martínez, D. (2018, March). “Orange County Superior Court Pretrial Assessment and Release Supervision (PARS) Program Evaluation.”  Student Presentation at the Association for Criminal Justice Research-California.

Nevárez Martínez, D. (2017, April). “Informal Settlements on the U.S. Mexico Border: An Examination of the Old Nogales Highway Colonia.”  Student Presentation at the 47th Annual Urban Affairs Association Conference.

Nevárez Martínez, D. (2016, November). “Putting Colonias in their Place: The Future of Mexican Spaces.”  Student Presentation at the Space of Struggle a Mini-Conference on Radical Planning.

Nevárez Martínez, D. (2016, November). “The Case of Colonias Along the U.S. Mexico Border: Initial Findings From the Old Nogales HWY Colonia.”  Student Poster Presentation at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Annual Conference.

Abdollahzadeh, A., Anderson, J., Caroli, R., Herr-Cardillo, S., Lavely, N., Nevárez Martínez, D. Stiscia, S., and White, W. (2014, November). “Vail, Arizona: Historic Preservation Plan.” Student Poster Presentation at the Arizona Planning Association Annual Planning Conference, “Cultivating Communities.

Giang, S. and Nevárez Martínez, D. (2014, April). “LATINOS AND THE “LIVING STREET”: A Final Report of Survey Results.” Student Presentation at the University of Arizona College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture Graduate Student Expo.

Guest presentation/Lectures (invited)

Guest Lecture, “Ain’t No Apartment Small Enough” PPD 172/CHC/LAT 154 Latino Metropolis, University of California Irvine, Irvine, 2018

Guest Lecture, “Informality in the Latinx Metropolis” PPD 172/CHC/LAT 154 Latino Metropolis, University of California Irvine, Irvine, 2016

Lecturer, “Inclusive Planning: Planning with Diverse Communities” College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture, University of Arizona, Tucson, 2016

AWARDS/Honors/scholarships

2018-2019
UCI Science in Action Fellow

Winter 2019
Social Ecology Dean’s Advancement Fellowship

2017     
Planning, Policy and Design Summer Funding ($3,000)

2016
Planning, Policy and Design Summer Funding ($2,000)

2016
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) and Southwest Dándole Alas a Tú Éxito/Giving Flight to Your Success

2016
¡Lánzate! Travel Award Program (2 round trip flights)

2016
University of California Irvine, Outstanding Service Award ($700)

2014
Louis Foucar Marshall Foundation Workforce-Ready Master’sFellowship ($3,000)

2013
American Planning Association Judith McManus Price Scholarship ($3,000)

2013
University of Arizona Centennial Achievement Graduate Student Award ($500)

2013
Arizona Scholars Graduate Program Tuition Award ($5,100)

2012
Arizona Scholars Graduate Program Tuition Award ($2,187)
Arizona Daily Star/Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

2012
40 under 40 Honoree

LANGUAGES

English- Speak, Read, and Write Fluently
Spanish- Speak, Read, and Write Fluently

MEMBERSHIPS

Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning
American Planning Association
California Planning Association
Orange County Planning Association
Urban Affairs Association