My name is Hector Martinez and I have had 21 years of life to somewhat figure out what I want to do in this world. I was conceived and born by my two immigrant parents of Mexican decent. I was born on the West Coast in a small town called El Monte, California then later moved to Jamaica Queens in New York City at the age of 3. I have been able to see my family go from living in a shared 2 bedroom apartment with 5 families to a basement to an apartment, to a house I can call home. I was raised in a LDS (Mormon) household and I love my faith very much. Growing up in one of the biggest culture and artistic melting pots of the world led to me auditioning and attending the top performing arts high school in the country also known as the FAME school here in New York City. Growing up in NYC was definitely a challenge to maintain my religious morals and indulge with everything else. Which is why I decided to continue my education at Brigham Young University-Idaho just to get a taste of what it’s like in Mormon world. I have just come home from my LDS mission in Paraguay. I now attend Brigham Young University in Provo. My mother and brother now live in Utah and my dad is out of the picture. And this is just the beginning of how this boy who had basically nothing will make a name for himself one day.
As a very wise man once said “Our destiny is not determined by the number of times we stumble but by the number of times we rise up, dust ourselves off, and move forward” – President Dieter F. Uchtdorf.