Dr. Carolyn Martin is a Professor at California State University, Stanislaus and the School of Nursing Assistant Director. She is the Graduate Program Director. She received a PhD from the University of California, San Francisco and her FNP from Sonoma State University. As an FNP she practiced in a primary care office. Her areas of expertise are curriculum development, holistic wellness, mental health, and gerontology. For over 13 years she has served as the Principal Investigator (PI) for Wellness WORKs!, a welfare-to-wellness-to-work program. While in this position, she developed a Wellness Clinic and published several articles that focused on the program. Her research currently focuses on graduate student wellness curriculum and faculty mentoring.