2022 Corn Mother Honoree
Deborah Martinez Martinez, Ph.D. is CEO of the publishing company Vanishing Horizons and is a published writer of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry of the Southwest. In conjunction with co-founder and business partner Robert Pacheco, Vanishing Horizons publishes memoir, historical, and cultural works and offers editorial and writing services.
For 20 years, Deborah recruited students in Colorado and New Mexico for Colorado State University at Pueblo and for 8 years she recruited for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Educational Service Center. She served as interim director of the Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation (PHEF), and was on the boards of PHEF and the Colorado Educational Services and Development Association for 10 years each. She has served as an historical interpreter at El Pueblo History Museum, with a frontier expertise in natural dyes. She is a founding member of the Fray Angelico Chávez Chapter of the Genealogy Society of Hispanic America and currently serves on the Board of El Movimiento Sigue (The Movement Continues), a social justice organization.
Martinez is a 1972 graduate of Walsenburg High School, a 1976 graduate of the University of Southern Colorado (B.A.), a 1982 graduate of University of Northern Colorado (M.A.), and a 2001 graduate of University of Colorado at Denver (Ph.D.).
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
— Anais Nin
Deborah is on pages 51-54
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