Dr. Martinez-Rogers is a tenured Professor at the School of Nursing (SON). She has served the needs of the San Antonio population as a nurse, a nurse educator, an advocate for the underserved population, and healthcare policy changes. She has a wealth of experience in various positions. She was Director of Nursing at several hospitals. During Desert Storm, she earned the Achievement and Commendation Medals while assigned at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center at Fort. Bliss, TX. She co-founded the non-profit organization, Martinez Street Women Center, to provide women with support and educational services. She collaborated with the US Western District Court Probation Office to provide a recidivism-prevention program for women convicted of a federal felon under community supervision. It was the only female group in the Western District Court. She was a founding Commissioner of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), which examines how Medicaid physician pay affects Medicaid patients and Children Health Insurance Program (CHIP) recipients’ access to care. She has been funded ($7,733,759) for SON programs that advocate for students and the underserved population. She founded Juntos Podemos, a mentorship program for nursing students which received funding for 17 years.