Portrait of Maria Martinez

BA, City University, New York

Maria Martinez received her B.A. in Advertising and Public Relations from City University New York, graduating cum laude. After moving back to Houston, Texas in 2008, she became an entrepreneur opening a retail business and later creating an organic beauty line consisting of lip colors, balms, and perfumes. 
 
She has worked for internationally recognizable brands such as Converse in their Public Relations department, and local Houston festivals Day for Night as the Media Buyer, Free Press Summer Festival as the Market Vendor Manager, and with ongoing Houston Vintage as a co-organizer and producer.
 
Maria enjoys organizing and promoting events, engaging and bringing communities together, and reviving the art of socializing.  In her spare time she works with friends on music related projects and takes pleasure in books, films, theatre productions, traveling, playing drums, DIY projects, and all things vintage.