University of Southern California

Student-Athlete Academic Services

Dr. Martin Jauregui

Dr. Martin Jauregui, a proud three-time graduate of the University of Southern California, has been with Student Athlete Academic Services since 2009.  He began working in SAAS as a writing and geology tutor while completing his Masters of Education in Post-Secondary Administration and Student Affairs.  Martin continued working in SAAS as an Assistant Learning Specialist while working on his Doctorate in Educational Leadership before being hired as a full-time staff member in 2013.  In his role as a Learning Specialist, he focuses on providing writing-centered support and skills development for student athletes.  Additionally, Martin helps coordinate the SAAS tutorial program, lending his efforts specifically to the recruitment, hiring, and personal and professional development of the program’s tutors.

Prior to returning to Troy for graduate school, Martin worked as a middle school science teacher and as a high school football and basketball coach for 8 years.  As a graduate student at USC, he held various positions across campus, including working with USC’s Program Board and Undergraduate Student Government, the Office of Student Life and Involvement, and the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.  In addition to his Masters and Doctorate degrees, Martin also earned his Bachelor’s Degree from USC.  His professional interests are in the areas of college student development and engagement, curriculum design, and cross-cultural competency.  Martin and his wife Yoli live in Los Angeles with their two dogs, Marley and Davis.

Fun Facts about Martin:

Why did you choose USC?
– I had the chance to visit campus when I was in 7th grade for USC Science Day and I was sold.  I’ve been a Trojan ever since.

Favorite Movie
– I’ve gotta say Seabiscuit.

Favorite Quote
– “Once social change begins it cannot be reversed.  You cannot un-educate the person who has learned to read.  You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride.  You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore.” – Cesar Chavez

Favorite Musician
– C’mon now, of course it’s Miles Davis.

Favorite Book
– This one’s a tie between The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and Of Mice and Men.

Favorite Food
– Shabu shabu.  If you haven’t tried it yet, you’re definitely missing out.

Contact Information:
Office: (213) 821-6200
Email: jauregum@usc.edu