It takes a lot of people to make Mercer University the institution that it is. The students have and always will be the lifeblood of our University, but Mercer wouldn’t be Mercer without expert faculty members to pass on their knowledge and highly skilled staff members to manage day-to-day operations. Our “Worker Bears” series highlights the Mercer employees who work tirelessly, often behind the scenes, to care for our University and our students.
Meet Tracy Martinez
Title: Admissions counselor
How long she’s worked at Mercer: Two years
What she does: Martinez mainly works with prospective traditional undergraduate students in the northeastern counties of Georgia and the northeastern states. She travels a lot, especially in the fall, to high schools in her territory. In the spring, she spends a lot of time going over financial aid packets with recruited students who are starting to make their final decisions. After National Decision Day, May 1, she assists students with their final application details and makes sure they are equipped with everything they need to start classes at Mercer in August.
Because she speaks Spanish, she often works with Spanish-speaking families and helps with translation. In addition, she is a liaison for Mercer’s School of Business.
What she loves most about her work: “The Latino population, the parents are not very familiar with the admissions process. It’s nice to inform them about the whole process in their own language and to be that voice for them. Getting to advocate for students is very rewarding.”