Parker Martin holds an MPP from Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. He joined the NCGrowth team as an Analyst in the summer of 2019; during his time as an Analyst he conducted research on workforce development in Edgecombe County, and affordable housing in NC’s tribal communities. He transitioned into a Senior Analyst position in May and is now working on multiple client projects including research on establishing a food hub in Winston-Salem and supporting small businesses through COVID-19 in Rocky Mount.
Parker Martin graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2016 with a degree in Economics and Management. Upon graduation, he served as a College Adviser for the Carolina College Advising Corps at Beddingfield High School in Wilson, NC. As an Adviser, Parker promoted college access and assisted students with various post-secondary opportunities. He was a Site Coordinator for The Gentlemen’s Agreement, a mentoring program for young men of color in Wilson County, as well. Parker mentored forty young men of color at Beddingfield High School each year. He hosted bi-weekly discussions, workshops, field trips, and presentations intended to address healthy expressions of manhood and the societal construct of race. Parker was also an assistant coach for Beddingfield High School’s Junior Varsity and Varsity football teams.