- Was a member of the English Second Language (ESL) initiative where she taught daily ESL and citizenship classes to a diverse array of students from Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa
- Developed a learning module that included a series of lesson plans, visuals, and instructions for taking a field trip using public transportation to a community location
- Also taught modules on communication in situations regarding housing, health and education to empower students to advocate for themselves and successfully adjust to life in the United States
- Planned and carried out field trips with the students to a variety of Buffalo landmarks and educational institutions
"I have learned that Buffalo is still a growing city with a lot of untapped resources. Working in Buffalo this summer also convinced me that I’m in the right school, pursuing the right career. I also learned that community engaged service learning is one of the most direct means to apply theory. My interaction with other fellows also contributed to the great summer I had in Buffalo because it was my first time living and dining in a house with people from different cultures and backgrounds. Our interaction built new characters in me that I never planned or thought of. I’m also glad that the experience taught me more about myself."
Martha was an incredible addition to our team this summer. She was a patient and through teacher who always went above and beyond to help her students succeed. Martha is true team player and we will miss her spirit and smile in the office.
Jericho Road Community Health Center