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Selina Martin

Selina Martin is an Associate Controller in Finance & Operations.  She was born in Bangladesh and immigrated to the United States when she was seven years old.  Learning a new language and assimilating into a new culture has shaped her character and values.  Selina earned her B.S. in Accounting at the University of Wisconsin and her MBA at the University of Minnesota.  She has spent over 23 years in the finance & accounting profession working at companies such as Michael Foods, Pearson Education, and the last eleven years at the University of Iowa.  She engages professionally with the Big 10 Controllers group, is an active member of NACUBO (National Association of College & University Business Officers) and is a past recipient of the Diversity Focus scholarship to the Iowa Women’s Leadership Conference.  Selina is a donor-supporter of local food banks, Iowa Public Radio, Ronald McDonald House, the White Helmets organization of Syria and the ACLU.  As an American Muslim immigrant, she is a passionate supporter of human rights, especially of those who are most vulnerable in our society.   Selina is humbled and energized by her first formal role in contributing to the cause of human rights by serving on the UICHR’s Advisory Board.