Ms. Martell Jenkin is a Brooklyn native and proud Colombian whose love for identity, culture, language brought her to education right out of college. She began her career as a teaching assistant at Phillips Academy Andover in the Math and Science for Minority Students program before coming to Porter’s in 2010. Her desire to be a role model for BIPOC students and girls specifically drew her to Porter’s where she began as an intern in the math department. Ms. Martell Jenkin holds an M.A. in Private School Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a B.S. in Mathematics with a minor in French Language and Literature from Fordham University. At Porter’s, she has received the Class of 1959 Teaching Fund for a Career in the Classroom Award, a Cravens’ Grant, and the Independence Foundation Teaching Chair.
In addition to serving as our chief equity and inclusion officer, Ms. Martell Jenkin has taught math, computer science, been a member of our residential life team, and advised many student organizations during her time at MPS. Ms. Martell Jenkin is fluent in Spanish and proficient in French. She has led many of our international trips and enjoys supporting students in becoming culturally competent global citizens. She lives on campus with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.