Paula Arno Martinez appointed as new WVC Board of Trustees member

Paula Arno Martinez

WENATCHEE - A new member was appointed to a five-year term with the Wenatchee Valley College Board of Trustees this month. Paula Arno Martinez attended her first board meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 21.

I want to be more involved in local community issues and am passionate about working with students,” Arno Martinez said. “Knowing that the college is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, I wanted to lend my support.”


Arno Martinez is an attorney and co-founded the Arno Martinez Law Firm, PLLC, with her wife and fellow attorney Vanessa Arno Martinez. She practices immigration law exclusively. She is from Houston and has lived in Wenatchee for six years.


Arno Martinez currently serves as the National President of Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc., a Latina founded nonprofit focused on community service. She is also a member of the Latino/a Bar Association of Washington and the National Lawyers Guild, Wenatchee Chapter. She previously served on the City of Wenatchee Diversity Council and as a commissioner for the Washington Commission on Hispanic Affairs. She has worked for the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Colectiva Legal del Pueblo and Rios & Cruz, P.S.


She received her bachelor's degree at the University of Texas at San Antonio and her juris doctorate at Texas Southern University.


Arno Martinez fills the position left vacant by Dr. June Darling in September after serving 10 years as a board member.


Wenatchee Valley College enriches North Central Washington by serving educational and cultural needs of communities and residents throughout the service area. The college provides high-quality transfer, liberal arts, professional/technical, basic skills and continuing education for students of diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds. Visit

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