Sofia Martinez

Sofia Martinez transferred as a sociology major from Santa Rosa Junior College in the fall of 2014. Since transferring Sofia has been conducting an independent research project through the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program. Her research aims to understand how medical discourse concerning a hormonal condition called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome perpetuates normative understandings of gender. In the past Sofia has also done research with Dr. Marcin Smietana and Dr. Charis Thompson, on surrogacy within LGBT communities. In her spare time Sofia enjoys spending time with her pets and peer advising at the sociology department. In the future, Sofia hopes to continue her education and continue making the best of her time at UC Berkeley.