Rebecca Blum Martinez is the Dual Language National Advisor for ELSF. She is also the Emerita Professor of Bilingual Education in the Department Language Literacy and Sociocultural Studies at the University of New Mexico, where she specialized in bilingualism, second language learning and language maintenance and revitalization in language minority communities - particularly Spanish-speaking and American Indian populations. Her research and scholarly interests have long centered on the study of language development in bilinguals and second language development across varied learning contexts.
Presently, she is assisting the English Language Success Forum in developing guidelines for high quality Spanish language materials. She serves on the board of NABE, and Dual Language Education of New Mexico.