Selina Martinez

Architectural Designer

Selina Martinez is a member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and a Xicana born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She completed her Master of Architecture degree from Arizona State University (ASU) in 2020 and is currently pursuing her architectural license. She has been involved in a diversity of projects with local tribal nations through the ASU Indigenous Design Collaborative. Selina has led architecture studio at the ASU Design School, integrating the use of 3D laser scanning and indigenous/bioclimatic desert design responses. In 2020 Selina was a recipient of the Radical Imagination grant from the NDN Collective, an Indigenous-led organization dedicated to building Indigenous power, which established the seed funding to create Juebenaria, a project focused on providing an evolving collection of a plurality of lived experiences -- past, present, and future -- to illustrate the varied identities of Yoeme people.