Alejandra Martinez is a 7th grade science teacher at Memorial Junior High in Eagle Pass, Texas. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Texas A&M University in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences. Alejandra has been teaching for 13 years and holds a master’s degree in education. She previously sailed aboard the Ocean Exploration Trust’s E/V Nautilus with Robert Ballard and served as an Education and Outreach Officer on the JOIDES Resolution. She enjoys bringing cutting edge science into her classroom. She, along with researchers from Texas A&M University and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, are currently working on a project that allows them to take students out on a research vessel.