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Jennifer Martinez

Urban Word NYC Youth Poet

Jennifer Martinez is an 18 year old Queer- Bronx Native-Dominican poet, actress, and activist. She is a two-time 2020 and 2021 New York City Youth Poet Laureate Ambassador, a Federal Hall Fellow, and a current member of Urban Word NYC. She is also a freshman at New York University, a workshop leader for GreatHER, a teaching artist and alumna of Developing Artists Theater Company, and a 2020 youth ambassador at NYC Vote’s We Power NYC Program. Having performed at various events and locations, She hopes to continue to use her poetry and art as a method of storytelling and advocacy, creating work and writing to promote political awareness, discussion, and change.