Academia, Love Me Back


My name is Tiffany Martínez. As a McNair Fellow and student scholar, I’ve presented at national conferences in San Francisco, San Diego, and Miami. I have crafted a critical reflection piece that was published in a peer-reviewed journal managed by the Pell Institute for the Study of Higher Education and Council for Opportunity in Education. I have consistently juggled at least two jobs and maintained the status of a full-time student and Dean’s list recipient since my first year at Suffolk University. I have used this past summer to supervise a teen girls empower program and craft a thirty page intensive research project funded by the federal government. As a first generation college student, first generation U.S. citizen, and aspiring professor I have confronted a number of obstacles in order to earn every accomplishment and award I have accumulated. In the face of struggle, I have persevered and continuously produced…

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Finding Grace: Life After a TBI

This is quite a story. VT does work. It is not about eyeballs. It is about the brain. The eyeballs are an entry point.

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As we wrap up our week-long effort to bring #concussion #braininjury and #visiontherapy to the forefront, I’d like to leave you with one of the greatest stories of post TBI success that I have ever witnessed.  The story of my friend, co-worker, and patient, Abby Asaad is nothing short of inspiring.  Now over two years old, the original post continues to rank as the highest viewed post to date on this blog, with many new views every week. Three and a half years since her injury, Abby has since been married, received her certification (COVT), and it seems quite fitting that she is spending this week in Hawaii celebrating her first year of marriage. Proof positive that there is life after a TBI!

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In September 2014, Abby was interviewed here.

Originally posted February 20, 2013

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