Lais Martinez, College Access Manager at StepUpUtah


Hey! My name is Lais Martinez and I am the new College Access Coordinator for StepUP.


I am passionate about making applying and getting to college easier for all Utah students. When I am not talking with students about getting ready for college, you can find me, watching my favorite movies on repeat (Selena, Stand & Deliver), climbing a mountain with my two adorable kids, gozando (dancing and loving life), or cooking a plate of the best nachos you’ve ever had.

I am a proud east coast Latina implant and as such, my past work includes using hip-hop and spoken word to create presentations as an Admission Counselor for UVU and USU-Eastern on college readiness for LIA, POP, Gear UP and AVID classrooms. I graduated with a BS in Sociology from UVU in 2014 and am currently completing a M.Ed. in Education, Culture & Society at the University of Utah.

Feel free to email me to say hi or ask questions about the college application process at lmartinez@ushe.edu. It is never too early to reach out!