Welcome Cecilia Martinez
Welcome Global Jesuit Visiting Fellow Cecilia Martinez
Arriving from Spain, she holds an MA in Ethics from the University of Deusto
The Ethics Center welcomes Cecilia Martínez as our new Global Jesuit Visiting Fellow. Martinez is an industrial engineer from the University of Zaragoza, Spain, and holds an MA in Ethics for Social Construction from the University of Deusto. She joins us from the Center for Applied Ethics at Deusto University, the Jesuit university in Bilbao, Spain, where since 2014 she has been member of the Business Ethics program. Since April 2017 she is also the coordinator of university social responsibility programs and initiatives. She has worked in businesses and church organizations in planning, quality systems and environment, as well as in management of the organizational culture and leadership of projects developed in networks. She is also involved in the study and promotion of business ethics, the foundation of her doctoral studies.
Her dissertation explores the participatory processes in organizations to promote commitment and institutional coherence with ethics and social values, and her main areas of interest include corporate citizenship, organizational culture and behavior, and organizational character development. Martinez is also is a volunteer senior member of the Assessors Club of Euskalit, a nonprofit organization that contributes to the sustainable development of the Basque County. She is also a member of the Community of Christian Life (CLC), and is vice-president of the Spanish Executive Council.
Martinez regards her tenure with The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics as a great opportunity to enrich her research and to contribute to important future collaboration between both Centers. She plans on participating in a variety of business ethics events at the Center and with Santa Clara University, including publications opportunities. She is married and the mother of a daughter, and although she was born in Pamplona and loves the festival of San Fermín, she has "never run in the bull-run." She enjoys travel, meeting new people, dining with family and friends, reading, and films.