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S.F. Mama Rheanna Martinez On Co-Parenting, Working In Tech, & More

Written by Erin Feher

Photography by Aubrie Pick

Rheanna Martinez thinks there is no better way to figure out if you like something than by giving it a try. She was five-months pregnant when she decided to trade a career in politics and life in Washington D.C. for a job at a tech start-up in the Bay Area (the OG photo-filter app, Hipstamatic)—a professional move that eventually led to her current position as a global brand manager at Facebook. Hunting for the perfect neighborhood to raise her daughter, she settled for stints in industrial West Oakland and slow San Luis Obispo before finding the right fit in San Francisco’s Mission District. Likewise, she and her child’s father experimented with various iterations of partnership before finding their groove as successful co-parents to Paloma, their precocious (and highly photogenic) five-year-old daughter. Read all about it as Rheanna invites us into her colorful, cozy, city flat and talks about trying new things, working in tech, and making it work as a single mama.

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