Ricardo Martinez is the center coordinator for The Center on Media, Crime and Justice at John Jay College, CUNY. Ricardo has an extensive background working in public sector organizations that support the needs of less served populations. His prior experience was as the program coordinator for the College & Community Fellowship program, a higher educational reentry program for women. He also worked as a program assistant for the Rockefeller Foundation’s North American Transnational Community Initiative. Prior to that, Ricardo supported Health Link, a criminal recidivism research project affiliated with Hunter College’s School of Community Heath that helped women and adolescents at risk. This program focused on developing sound transitional support for those reentering the community. Ricardo’s education credentials include a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Baruch College School of Public Affairs and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan.