Starting her 29th year at Cal Poly in the Fall of 2016, Barbara began her employment on campus in the Admissions office, working as the Admissions athletics liaison, and transitioned into the Athletics Department in 2000 as the Director of Compliance.
In 2003, she added the title of Senior Woman Administrator along with her current role of Associate Athletic Director for Compliance. During the years of 2011-2013, she served on the NCAA Academic Cabinet. She also serves as the Title IX Deputy Coordinator in Athletics for the campus.
Martinez maintains oversight of NCAA rules and regulations for the athletic department and campus community while working to develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure academic eligibility and support for student-athletes.
Her family moved to San Luis Obispo in 1964. Barbara graduated from Cal Poly in 1984 with a degree in social science. She and her husband, Steve, live in San Luis Obispo.