Mya Martinez

Position: (she/her/hers)

Hello my name is Mya. I’m a college student and a 9-5 worker… Not for long though. I was In the foster care system for about 6 years and honestly it’s developed me into the person I am. I’ve seen and experienced things that are terrifying but fortunately I’m still here today. I am a Youth Action Researcher with YouthNPower.

Why is this project important to you?

This project is important to me because it gives me the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life.

What do you hope to accomplish in this project?

I hope that this project can accomplish actually making someone’s life greater and not just better. I’ve met some amazing people and gotten some great opportunities through this project.

What are your hopes and dreams for other young people?

One major dream that I have for other young people is to take their trauma and use that as their power to help other young people as well.

Mya’s Favorite Things:
Color: Purple and green
Animal: Dolphins
Food: Pizza
Beverage: Water
Zodiac Sign: Cancer (it’s the best sign, obviously …)