Nury Martinez assumed office July, 2009, as an advocate for students, their families, and stakeholders as an elected LAUSD Board of Education member representing Board District 6, which encompasses most of the northeast San Fernando Valley.
From 2003 until 2009, she served the City of San Fernando as Mayor and as a City Council Member.

Nury was raised in the community of Pacoima and learned the importance of access to economic opportunities for working families from the example of her parents.

She is also the Executive Director of Pacoima Beautiful, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering the Pacoima community through programs that provide environmental education, environmental justice advocacy and the cultivation of local leadership.

She is a graduate of California State University at Northridge and lives in the City of San Fernando with her husband, Gerry Guzmán, and her two year old daughter, Isabelle.