Throughout her career Martha Escutia has been a strong advocate for universal health care for children and is known for establishing the first-ever Children’s Environmental Health Protection Act. A first-generation student, Martha obtained her bachelor’s degree in Public Administration at USC and then her law degree from Georgetown. From 1992 to 1998, Martha was a State Assemblywoman at the California State Assembly. During her time as a State Assemblywoman, she chaired various committees. These include t Energy, Utilities, and Communications (EU&C) Committee, and the Latino Caucus. After her time as a State Assemblywoman, Martha became a State Senator for the 30th District- a position that she held from 1999 to 2006. There, she also chaired multiple committees, including, but not limited to, the Senate Health and Human Services and the Senate Judiciary Committees.
After working for the state, Martha became a partner for Manatt, Phelps, and Phillip. She then went on to co-founding her own law and consulting firm: The Senators. In 2013, she returned to her alma mater, where she took the position of Vice President of Government Relations. Martha currently oversees USC’s federal, state, and local government relations.