Angel Martinez '19
Angel Martinez ’19, is a film and new media studies major from Brownsville, Texas. Although Martinez originally was a biology major, he took a Basic Filmmaking course, where he fell in love with the process and elements of filmmaking — and aesthetic composition in particular.
His professors helped solidify his interest in filmmaking.
“I was honored by the personal time professors took to help me learn the programs and software we were using and to give me specific feedback,” says Martinez.
One of these faculty members was a visiting professor from the University of Arizona with whom Martinez stays in touch with to this day.
As an incoming first-year student, Martinez thought he would major in biology and had long dreamed of becoming a dentist. His love of filmmaking changed all that. Now, he wants to be an entrepreneur and to start his own video editing company.
“I want to be able to have influence over content, and bring new artists, actors, and performers to light that are not always promoted by mainstream media.”
Along with this passion for filmmaking, Martinez also has discovered a passion for philanthropy through his journey on Colorado College’s DIALogue team. As a first-year student, DIALogue was the first job he found on campus, and he was promoted to DIALogue student manager his sophomore year, where he continues to lead and educate his peers on the Fund for CC and the importance of giving back.
Martinez recalls how DIALogue helped him realize where his own scholarships came from, and how every CC student benefits from the Fund for CC. He has been inspired to give back to CC and other nonprofits himself.
One thing Martinez wants all alumni and parents to know before answering the phone: “Giving to Colorado College has far more value than just monetary value — it is about setting the foundation to help others achieve their goals and education.”
Class Year: 2019