Government Relations & Policy Associate
Miss Kendall Martinez-Wright joined Treatment Action Group (TAG) as the organization’s Government Relations & Policy Associate under the direction of the U.S & Global Health Policy Director. With this role, Kendall will collaborate with the HIV, TB, and HCV teams on legislative priorities, as well as overseeing and analyzing the federal budget for various programs and departments within the national public health sector.
In the past, Kendall was a statewide legislative strategist and community organizer in Missouri, with main focuses being human rights, public health, and criminal justice reform. Kendall assisted other statewide organizations in the passage of updating Missouri’s HIV laws as well as other pieces of legislation that coincided in harm reduction efforts in rural communities in Missouri. Kendall also attended Lincoln University in Jefferson City, MO where her journey in all things policy and action truly began.
In her free time, Kendall enjoys being outdoors listening to R&B and Hip-Hop music as well as being a fabulous aunt to her niece. Kendall’s pronouns are she / her / hers / ella.