Andrew Martinez, B.S.

Research Coordinator, Collaboratory for Indigenous Data Governance
Martinez currently serves as the Research Coordinator for the Collaboratory for Indigenous Data Governance. He is a citizen of the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community. He is also Diegueno/Iipay with ties to the Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians in San Diego County. In 2015 he graduated from the Business Management program at the Eller College of Management with a double minor in American Indian Studies and Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona. At that time was then brought on as a Research Specialist working with Dr. Stephanie Carroll to begin working in the Indigenous data sovereignty arena. This work began with organizing and presenting at the first ever Indigenous Open Data Summit at the International Open Data Conference in Spain. For the last seven years Andrew and Dr. Carroll have worked to identify pathways to bring the Indigenous data sovereignty and governance frameworks into the view of researchers, university administrators, data repositories, and policy makers. Since 2017 he has assisted in the facilitation of the Indigenous Data Sovereignty course at the January in Tucson Indigenous Governance Program. In 2019, Andrew was selected to be a member of the AGU Voices for Science Policy Track. As a member of Voices for Science program Andrew’s goal was to broaden the scope of our audience and introduce non-Indigenous community members, academics, and policy makers to the Indigenous data sovereignty framework.
In 2019 Martinez co-authored Indigenous Data Governance: Strategies from United States Native Nations with Stephanie and now Dr. Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear. Most recently Andrew co-authored publications on Applying The CARE Principles For Indigenous Data Governance’ To Ecology And Biodiversity Research and Indigenous Peoples and Research: Self-determination in Research Governance. Through his roles, he supports the development and growth of the US Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network, the Global Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network, and the Collaboratory for Indigenous Data Governance. These efforts highlight Andrew’s commitment to collaboration, team work, and the positioning as Indigenous Peoples as data rightsholders.


  • B.S.

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