Deyanira Nevarez Martinez, MS, MSGIST
300 Social Ecology I, Irvine, CA 92697-7075  | nevarezd@uci.edu

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Expected 2021 Ph.D. Urban and Environmental Planning and Policy
School of Social Ecology
University of California, Irvine
Thesis: Informal Settlements in Southern California: Examining the Role of Street-Level Bureaucrats
Advisor: Dr. Victoria Basolo

2014-2016 M.S. Geographic Information Systems Technology
Department of Geography
The University of Arizona-Tucson, Arizona
Thesis: Identifying Housing Patterns in Pima County, Arizona Using the DEYA Affordability Index and Geospatial Analysis
Advisor: Dr. Iris Patten

2012-2014 M.S. Planning
School of Landscape Architecture and Planning
The University of Arizona-Tucson, Arizona
Advisor: Dr. Gary Pivo

2004-2008 B.A. Political Science/Latin American Studies
Minor: Spanish
The University of Arizona-Tucson, 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)

RESEARCH SUPPORT
1. University of California Latino Policy and Politics Initiative (LPPI), “Local Governmental Responses to Homelessness in Southern California”, UCLA, 2019 ($6,000).
2. 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
JOURNAL ARTICLES

1. Adkins, A., Barillas-Longoria, G., Nevárez Martínez, D., & Ingram, M. (2019). Differences in social and physical dimensions of perceived walkability in Mexican American and non-hispanic white walking environments in Tucson, Arizona. Journal of Transport & Health, 14, 100585.

2. Barno, M., Nevárez Martínez, D., & Williams, K. Exploring Alternatives to Cash Bail: An Evaluation of Orange County’s Pretrial Assessment and Release Supervision (PARS) Program. American Journal of Criminal Justice (forthcoming).

3. Nevárez Martínez, D. (2019). Embracing the Academic-Activist Tension – It’s OK to Yell, Scream, Be Exasperated and Embrace Our Shared Humanity. In Ananya Roy and Hilary Malson (Eds.). Housing Justice in Unequal Cities (pp. 43-47). Retrieved from https://challengeinequality.luskin.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/16/2019/10/Housing-Justice-in-Unequal-Cities.pdf

4. Nevárez Martínez, D., Rendón, M.G., & Arroyo, D. Los Olvidados/The Forgotten: Reconceptualizing Colonias as Viable Communities. Progress in Planning (forthcoming, 2019).
BOOK REVIEWS

5. Nevárez Martínez, D. (2017). Slums: How Informal Real Estate Markets Work, Edited by Eugenie L. Birch, Shahana Chattaraj, and Susan M. Wachter, Journal of the American Planning Association, 83:2, 223-224.
REPORTS

6. Barno, M. & Nevárez Martínez, D. (2018). Orange County Superior Court Pretrial Assessment and Release Supervision (PARS) Program Evaluation. Irvine, CA: Orange County Superior Court Pretrial Services Unit.

7. Barno, M., Williams, K., & Nevárez Martínez, D. (2019). Orange County Superior Court Pretrial Assessment and Release Supervision (PARS) Program Assessment Tool Validation. Irvine, CA: Orange County Superior Court Pretrial Services Unit.
POLICY BRIEFS

8. Nevárez Martínez, D., Matt Barno, & Kirk R. Williams. Policy Brief: Bail Reform and Pretrial Assessment and Supervision in California. Perspectives Journal of The American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) (forthcoming, 2019).
NEWSPAPER ARTICLES & EDITORIALS

9. Nevárez, D. (2006, June 20). Cutting Off a Lifeline. Tucson Citizen.

10. Nevárez, D. (2006, June 20). Plant Offline; Wildlife Thrives. Tucson Citizen.

11. Nevárez, D. (2012, January 1). Su Voto Es Su Voz. Arizona Bilingüe.

12. Nevárez Martínez, D. (2013, March 17). Discriminatory Bills Show it’s Time for Anglos, Latinos to Pull Together. Arizona Daily Star.

FILM
January 2020 Special Associate Producer. The G Word: Giftedness, Intelligence, & Neurodiversity in the 21st Century. Directed by Marc Smolowitz. https://vimeo.com/304924537

ACADEMIC HONORS AND AWARDS (Cumulative total of $47,039.88)
2019 UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative Senior Policy Fellowship ($6,000)
Undergraduate Summer Research Program Mentoring Stipend ($600)
Competitive Edge Mentoring Stipend ($600)
Urban Planning and Public Policy Summer Funding ($2,000)
Urban Planning and Public Policy Summer Professional
Development Funding ($1,800)
UCLA Institute on Inequality and Democracy Housing Justice in
#UnequalCities Conference Stipend ($500)
UCI Department of Chicano Latino Studies Gilbert G. Gonzalez
Graduate Student Paper Prize ($200)
UCI Science in Action Fellow ($500)
Social Ecology Dean’s Advancement Fellowship (Winter quarter 2019 tuition and fees and TA equivalent salary total $12,885.88)

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

2016 Planning, Policy and Design Summer Funding ($2,000)
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) and Southwest Dándole Alas a Tú Éxito/Giving Flight to Your Success
¡Lánzate! Travel Award Program (2 round trip flights approx. $300 roundtrip from Orange County to Phoenix and approx. $700 from Orange County to Minneapolis/St. Paul)
University of California Irvine, Outstanding Service Award ($700)
University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States Small Grant ($1,467)

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

2013 American Planning Association Judith McManus Price Scholarship ($3,000)
University of Arizona Centennial Achievement Graduate Student Award ($500)
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 40 under 40 Honoree

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
2017-2018 Graduate Research Assistant
PI: Dr. Kirk Williams
Project: “Orange County Superior Court Pretrial Assessment and Release Supervision (PARS) Program Evaluation and Assessment Tool Validation”
Funding: The Judicial Council of California and Orange County Superior Court
University of California, Irvine

2016-2018 Graduate Research Assistant
PI: Dr. Nancy Guerra and Dr. Kirk Williams
Project: “Cure Violence Improving Childhood Outcomes Through Reductions in Violence in the Mexican Border State of Chihuhua, Mexico”
Funding: UBS Optimus Foundation Updated November 2019 4
University of California, Irvine

Summer 2016 Graduate Research Assistant
PI: Dr. Seth Pipkin
Project: “Exit, Voice and Loyalty in Cities Under Siege: Transnational Migration and Citizen Journalism on the US-Mexico Border”
Funding: Hellman Foundation

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Fall 2019 Instructor of Record
Course: Introduction to GIS (UPPP 100)
University of California, Irvine
Urban Planning and Public Policy

Spring 2019 Teaching Assistant
Course: Introduction to Urban Studies (UPPP 4)
Instructor: Dr. Rodolfo Torres
University of California, Irvine
School of Social Ecology

Spring 2015 Lecturer
Course: Careers in Sustainability (SBE195B)
University of Arizona Online
College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture

Fall 2015 Lecturer
Course: Careers in Sustainability (SBE195B)
University of Arizona Online
College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture
Spring 2015 Instructor of Record
Course: Careers in Sustainability (SBE195B)
University of Arizona
College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture

Fall 2014 Instructor of Record
Course: Introduction to Sustainability (SBE195A)
University of Arizona
College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture

Fall 2018 Teaching Assistant
Course: Naturalistic Field Research (SE 194W)
Instructor: Dr. Jenny Rinehart
University of California, Irvine
School of Social Ecology

Spring 2015 Teaching Assistant
Course: Naturalistic Field Research (SE 194W)
Instructor: Dr. Jenny Rinehart
University of California, Irvine
School of Social Ecology

Winter 2015 Teaching Assistant
Course: Chicano Movement (PPD 177)
Instructor: Dr. Rodolfo Torres
University of California, Irvine
School of Social Ecology

Fall 2015 Teaching Assistant
Course: Urban America (PPD 104) Updated November 2019 5
Instructor: Dr. Maria G. Rendon
University of California, Irvine
School of Social Ecology

POSTER/CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.”

8. 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.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING/CERTIFICATIONS
Spring 2019 Research Ethics Certificate
Summer 2018 Mentoring Excellence Program

MEMBERSHIPS
Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning
American Planning Association
American Association of Geographers
California Planning Association
Orange County Planning Association
Urban Affairs Association Updated November 2019 6

SERVICE AND OUTREACH
INSTITUTIONAL
2018-Present University of California Systemwide Graduate Student Representative Faculty Senate Coordinating Committee on Graduate Affairs
2017-2019 Chicano/Latino Graduate Student Collective Faculty Representative
2017-2018 Urban Planning Student Association (UPSA) Mentor
2016 University of California Irvine, Student Representative on PPD Chair Hiring Committee
2015-2016 University of California Irvine, PPD PhD Student Co-Representative

LOCAL AND NATIONAL
2016 Women & Planning Division, American Planning Association, Director of Student Engagement
Urban Affairs Association Membership Committee, Member
2013-2014 National Association of Graduate and Professional Students, Western Region Vice-Chair

JOURNAL REVIEWER
2018 Journal of Planning Practice and Research

MENTORSHIP
Summer 2019 Competitive Edge Peer Mentor
Mentored incoming first-generation Ph.D. student through summer bridge research program.
Undergraduate Summer Research Program Mentor
Mentored 7 first-generation undergraduate students through summer research program aimed at introducing them to and preparing them for graduate school.

REFERENCES
Dr. Victoria Basolo
Phone: (949) 824-0563
Email: basolo@uci.edu
Dr. Scott Bollens
Phone: (949) 824-7696
Email: bollens@uci.edu
Dr. Seth Pipkin
Phone: (949) 824-7695
Email: spipkin@uci.edu