Coley Martin ’23, from Alexandria, Virginia, is concentrating in civil and environmental engineering and pursuing certificates in Portuguese, Latin American studies, and African American studies. Martin is the Class of 2022 Frank C. Carlucci ’52 Scholar. She participated in Princeton’s Novogratz Bridge Year Program in Bolivia from August 2018 until May 2019, where she volunteered at Infante, a therapy center for survivors of violence. Her time in Bolivia inspired her to explore the intersection between climate change mitigation and social justice. Martin hopes to promote climate change mitigation technological innovation to empower communities to improve their environments, standard of living, and long-term economic security. Martin is involved with the Princeton community as a residential college adviser at Rockefeller College and as a member of Raqs dance troupe. This past year, Martin started the Princeton University Mixed Association to promote affinity spaces for biracial and multiethnic students. She supports her fellow classmates as a library assistant in the engineering library and as a calculus tutor at the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning.
In summer 2022, Martin is working for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Environment and Energy.