Graduate Studies

Oh, the Places You'll Go: Marty Salgado

Marty Salgado graduated from Chico State in 2015 with a master’s degree in English. In this interview, he reflects back on his time as a graduate student, offers sage advice to graduate students, gives shout-outs to his excellent faculty mentors, and talks about life after Chico State.

 ...Since I write nonfiction, the process is also very emotional. Media played a big part in developing my personality and was a big component of my childhood. So, riddled throughout my essays are lyrics and scenes from movies and TV shows. In order to evoke certain periods or people in my life, I listened to music that I remembered hearing on the radio, I went back to reflect on TV shows and movies and looked at pictures from my past. Read more...

Master's graduate turned campaign staffer Marty Salgado with presidential candidate Hilary Clinton in 2016.