Irene G. Martinez began working with The Girl Empowerment Workshop in 2017 at the VRCHS Port Hueneme Site. Irene graduated from Rio Mesa High School and then pursued a career in Electrical Engineering. After graduating from Loyola Marymount University in 1986, Irene worked as a Project Management Engineer for Naval Air Weapons System Point Mugu until August of 1998. She then entered the Education field receiving her Master’s in Education from Pepperdine University in 1999. Irene has worked in various settings from traditional Middle School to High School here in California and Colorado. She is currently working at Vista Real Charter High School where she teaches Mathematics and Guitar classes. Irene is passionate about empowering woman to achieve their full potential in all areas of their lives. Irene is also an amateur song writer.