Marga Martinez

Senior Administrative Assistant

Marga has worked in the field of administrative support for nearly two decades, spending significant time in international diplomacy. Fluent in French, English and Spanish, Marga loved the opportunity to work across various cultures and leverage her knowledge of many languages. It’s only natural that she is an avid traveler, having spent time living in France, the Netherlands and Mexico while working for the French Embassy.

When Marga moved back to the states, she spent time serving for the Mexican Foreign Service, appointed at the General Consulate of Mexico in Atlanta. More recently, she served as a bilingual program assistant for Boulder County Public Health.

Ultimately, Marga felt drawn to the Foundation’s rally cry of bringing health in reach for all Coloradans, and joined the team in summer of 2019.

At the Foundation, Marga provides various administrative support functions to five members of the Philanthropy team to ensure they can connect with folks and engage in mission work throughout Colorado. This also entails managing operational finances, credit card reconciliation and travel logistics for team members among managing other vital administrative support needs.

Though being at the Foundation is her first entry point into philanthropy, Marga noted that her international diplomacy work always aligned with her own principles of virtue and helping others.

One of Marga’s healthiest habits is fitness boot camp training.  She also values adventure and the outdoors, and shared that Castlewood Canyon State Park near Franktown, Colorado is her favorite place to hike. Reading is also important to Marga. In her spare time, she leads a book club, where they recently read the powerful and bestselling Swedish novel, “A Man Called Ove.”

For Marga, life is at its best when “I have my health, good friends and give love to myself and others.”

Education

Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations – Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM)

Master’s Degree in Latin American Studies – Sorbonne University

“I am committed to the Foundation because I’ve always been driven by meaningful work that improves the lives of others. Being new to Colorado, having the opportunity to help the community where I live is very important to me.”
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