Carine Martinez joined the Foundation as managing editor in May 2016. She is now Senior Managing Editor & Policy Analyst.

Originally from Paris, France, Carine moved to the United States inspired by the principles on which this great nation was founded, in search of more freedom, and in pursuit of her happiness. She became a Texan in 2013 and began working in public policy as a policy intern at the Foundation in 2014. She later worked as a policy analyst for Texas Action during the 84th Legislature and then spent a year in Washington, D.C., working as a research associate for the Charles Koch Institute. She happily returned to Texas in 2016.

Areas of research and policy she has explored and worked on include capitalism, business ethics and corporate social responsibility, economic development programs, alcoholic beverages regulations, economic freedom in general, and K-12 education reform.

Carine holds a bachelor’s degree in international business administration (completed in English, French, and Spanish) and a master’s degree in American studies from the Sorbonne. In her previous life in France, she worked in the music industry and later in business management, with a particular focus on change management.

Carine loves to read, discover and photograph the Hill Country, and play with her cats.