Title/Position

Deputy Legal Director

Department

Legal

Pronouns

She/her/hers

Maria Martinez Sanchez was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  She attended New Mexico State University where she received a Bachelor’s of Social Work and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Government.  After college Maria worked as a licensed social worker with the developmentally disabled population.  She later attended the University of New Mexico School of Law. 

Prior to joining the ACLU, Maria served as a staff attorney for the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty for six years.