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 Maria Martinez

Maria Martinez

Events & Program Coordinator

Visual & Dramatic Arts

BA, City University, New York



Rice Media Center, 204

Maria Martinez  

Maria Martinez received her B.A. in advertising and public relations from City University of 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, Inc., and with local Houston festivals such as Day for Night, Free Press Summer Festival, and Houston Vintage.

Maria enjoys promoting and organizing events, engaging and bringing communities together, and reviving the art of socializing.  She enjoys reading, films, theatre arts, traveling, playing drums, DIY projects, and all things vintage.