Martin Gamboa – Biography

Martin Gamboa grew up in the Bronx, the only part of New York City attached to the continental United States. His parents, who both emigrated to this country, made him believe that the only way out of poverty and the neighborhood I was in was the path of education. Ever since, I have been passionate about giving students, teachers, and schools, regardless of background, the resources they need to succeed. At Boston College, I studied History and Secondary Education, where he focused on nationalism and urban education. During his junior year, he spent a transformative semester learning and student teaching in Greece, where he discovered that intercultural communication, especially in regards to pedagogical strategy, could improve any country’s educational system. In Poland, he works at the University of Warsaw’s Faculty of Applied Linguistics, teaching and pursuing research on Poland’s rapidly improved educational structure.