“I have spent a majority of my life in the tri-cities. With the support of my family, role models in school, and community I have been the first person in my family to graduate from a university. Now that I am working and moved back to the tri-cities, I want to give back to the community and support the students the way I have been supported in my time growing up. Education has truthfully changed my life and will change the lives of generations to come. I want to bring my skills and perspective to CIS so I can support the life-changing work you all continue to do.”- Jerry Martinez