Shelly chose to work in real-time captioning out of an interest in typing and learning shorthand, and began working for the RCPD in January of 2003. She takes pleasure in listening to the content of the classes she works in, walking the campus between captioning sessions, and interacting with her co-workers. She says, "My job is very rewarding in that I know I make a difference in my students' lives..."
She holds an Associate's degree in Business from Lansing Community College. When she is not working, Shelly enjoys reading, exercising, scrapbooking, watching television, and spending time with family and friends.
Fun Facts About Shelly Martinez:
- What is your favorite quote?
"It's nice to be important, but more important to be nice."
- Where is your favorite place in the world?
On the beach. I enjoy the sound of the waves and the feel of the sun on my face and my toes in the sand.
- What is the best piece of advice you've ever been given?
I learned in Kindergarten to treat others as you'd like to be treated and I try to live by those words. It's not always easy or achievable, but a goal I like to reach for every day.
- What was your favorite subject in school?
English. I have always enjoyed putting sentences together; it made sense to me. Unlike math :)