Ilse Martinez Finds Success at Nashville State, Continues Journey at MTSU
Ilse Martinez felt uncomfortable while thinking about a higher education journey. However, the first-gen student and 2019 Antioch High School graduate decided to pursue school with confidence after Nashville GRAD, a program provided to Davidson County residents pursing a full-time education at Nashville State, “helped spark a sense of hope and belonging.”
“After talking with multiple faculty, I knew Nashville State could offer me the transition I needed in ensuring my road to success.”
While at Nashville State, Martinez excelled. She just earned an Associate of Science in Computer Science, TN Transfer Pathway and made the President’s List for the Fall 2021 semester.
For her efforts, Ilse received a MTSU Blue Raider Scholarship for the Spring 2022 semester. She will be working towards a bachelor’s degree in computer science, with a focus on UX/UI design.
Martinez views tech through an artistic lens. “I want to let my creative touch shine… To offer different perspectives that can change the way programmers and engineers see how they interact with their environment.”
“I want to gain knowledge and see first-hand how creativity can be infused with technology.”
To help increase the number of women in the industry, Martinez “wishes to share the knowledge I have learned with other girls, who just like me, have an interest in technology.”