Martha Amésquita is the Academic Advisor for undergraduates in the Department of Nutrition. She is a UC Davis alumna and has worked in higher education for the past 18 years. Before becoming an advisor she taught language learners, worked with immigrant families, and managed Admissions and Records at a tribal junior college and a professional school. Part of her duties while working in the Office of the University Registrar at UCD included assisting the Academic Senate Committee that reviewed student requests for academic exceptions and sitting in on their deliberations. A native of the rural Central Valley, Martha has a personal interest in assisting students first in their families to attend college and traditionally underrepresented students.