M.Ed. Higher Education, University of Virginia
Sydney Martin joined the Florida State Student Athlete Academic Services (SAAS) Department as a Learning Specialist in January 2022 before transitioning to her current position as a Senior Academic Advisor for Football.
Prior to joining the SAAS Staff, Sydney served a dual role as a Learning Specialist/Academic Advisor at the University of Idaho (U of I). At U of I she oversaw the Learning Services Program, taught the College Success Strategies for Student-Athletes course, ran the Summer Bridge Program, and served as an Athletic Advisor for Football. Before her time at U of I, she was the Assistant Director of Learning Services for the University of Virginia (UVA). In this role, she worked as a Learning Specialist and Hiring Manager for UVA’s Content Tutoring and Academic Mentoring Program. Sydney earned her master’s degree in Higher Education with a concentration in Athletic Administration from UVA. Sydney is an active member of the National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals (N4A).
Prior to her career in collegiate athletics, Sydney worked in various roles in the K-12 setting, as a classroom teacher and an Intervention Specialist. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Mary’s College of California where she majored in Liberal and Civic Studies and minored in Dance. While earning this degree, she danced professionally before going on to earn her Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Kennesaw State University.
Sydney is a native of Walnut Creek, California. ;