Health Careers 101 Instructor
Allison Martin, a biology instructor, researcher and alumnus of Sacramento State, will return to her roots teaching high school students, as leader of the Health Careers 101 Academy. “I hope after participating in the health academy, students are able to see that there are many opportunities in healthcare, to help people and build rewarding careers with financial security,” said Martin, who will be teaching in the Summer Academies program for the first time in 2019.
Martin started her career as a high school science teacher. She taught biology and physics after earning her bachelor’s degree in biology, with a concentration in teaching, from University of Texas at Austin. She continued her career at Sacramento State.
Martin earned her master’s degree in biological sciences with a concentration in evolution, ecology and conservation and has taught in the Department of Biological Sciences since 2015. She is also a research assistant and mentor with the Sustainable Interdisciplinary Research to Inspire Undergraduate Success (SIRIUS) Project, where students contribute to the research on the American River, the waterway that runs through the Sacramento State campus.