Wendyliz Martinez is a PhD Candidate in African American Studies and English Dual Title Program at Penn State. She is currently a graduate admin assistant and started working with the Center Fall 2022. Her research interests include representations of the Caribbean and Black Girlhood in literature, film, and social media. She has recently published a chapter titled, "Tik Tok For Us By Us: Black Girlhood, Joy, and Self-Care" in Tik Tok Cultures in the United States edited by Trevor Boffone. Martinez is a City College of New York and Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow.