The following is a press release from USDA NRCS:
CASPER – Ms. Astrid Martinez, Wyoming Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) state soil scientist, has been selected as state conservationist. She starts her new duties on May 6, 2012.
Ms. Martinez began her career with the USDA NRCS in 1996 in the Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP), which employs students during the school year and/or in the summer. In her 15+ years with NRCS, she has worked as soil scientist in Greenfield, Mass., soil conservationist in Oconto, Wis., and major land resource area soil survey office leader in Grand Island and Scottsbluff, Neb. She has served as state soil scientist in Wyoming for the past four years.
Ms. Martinez served as acting state conservationist for Arizona from July to September 2011. She was acting National Hispanic Emphasis Program manager, Civil Rights Division, in Beltsville, Md. in 2006. She belongs to numerous professional organizations and associations including the National Organization of Professional Hispanic NRCS Employees.
Born and raised in San German, Puerto Rico, Ms. Martinez graduated cum laude from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez campus, with a major in agronomy and soils. She earned a master’s degree with honors in soils from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Ms. Martinez lives in Casper.
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Source: USDA NRCS
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