Kathy Martinez

Kathy Martinez is a blind Latina and was Obama’s Assistant Secretary, Office of Disability Employment Policy. She now leads Disability and Accessibility Services at Wells Fargo. 

Kathy: “There is still a lot of shame associated with disabilities. The only way to change that is to make us part of a company’s standard operating practice.“

A highly textured head and shoulders of a woman with dark hair, red lips and bold bronze jewelry. Braille at the bottom for the name Kathy Martinez.
Kathy Martinez by Javier Morales, mixed media, 11 x 14 inches, 2019

IMAGE: A highly textured head and shoulders of a woman with dark hair, red lips and bold bronze jewelry. Braille at the bottom for the name Kathy Martinez. 

Javier Morales from ArtReach Studios was born in Nicaragua and moved to the Bay Area at the age of 8. He joined ArtReach Studios in 2014, and before that had no formal artistic training. Javier experiments with many different materials and mediums and takes inspiration from art lessons and other student work.