Processed with VSCO with hb1 preset        My name is Natalie Martinez and I’m a 21-year-old Journalism major studying at the University of North Texas. I was born in a small town outside of San Francisco, California but I grew up from the age of 7 in Austin, Texas. I grew up in a very open-minded home and my parents and sister always encouraged me to follow my passions and share my opinions even when they didn’t always match up with theirs. These experiences have helped shape me into who I am today helped me have the courage to start the journey towards doing exactly what I want with my life.