Patricia Martinez was the first female director of Progreso Latino, the first Latino employee at the Rhode Island Foundation, and the first Latina to ever hold a cabinet-level position in Rhode Island. She later transitioned to working on a turnaround team in the Central Falls School District.
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“Providence Journal,” Rhode Island Latino History Collections, accessed February 8, 2023, https://rilatinohistorycollections.omeka.net/items/show/149.