Kimberly Martinez, a senior at Harding High School in St. Paul, is a senior reporter serving on our editorial board.
A 2013 graduate of ThreeSixty’s Intermediate Journalism Camp, Kimberly contributed her first piece on buzzworthy social media brands to our “Technology Issue” and also provided cover art for the magazine.
Hometown: St. Paul
Favorite author: Sarah Dessen
Favorite Musician(s): Max Schneider
Favorite Movie(s): Red Dawn, The Romantics, The Proposal
Favorite places/things to do in the Twin Cities: Art museums
If you could interview anyone (living) who would it be? Mary Oliver, because her writing is fascinating to me and I would like to know exactly what she meant when she wrote it.
What do you like about writing? The thing I like best about writing is that when words cannot be said, they can be written and explained using only 26 characters. It also lets the words create whatever it is your imagination wants, and writing is the best way to get through to people and even leave some subjects up to interpretation of the readers. Sometimes spoken words just can’t do.
What issues are important to you? Teen pregnancy, dangerous and illegal things students are doing. Helping endangered animals is also important to me.
What is your ideal future career? My ideal future career is yet to be determined, but I know I want to either be a film director/producer, an event coordinator or having a job in journalism or graphic design.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? If I could go anywhere in the world I would go to Paris because people make it seem like a magical place. Plus, who doesn’t like foreign boys?
What are your special talents? My friends say it’s my art work, others like my stories I write, along with the movies I help make.
What do you do when you’re not at school? I like to spend my time on Tumblr, in my journals, dancing, or going on adventures with my friends at amusement parks or on scavenger hunts.
What else do you think people should know about you? People should know that I get inspired easily and am fascinated by a lot by things like constellations or other people’s talents. I also have a lot of hobbies and am big on crafts and trying new things. I’m just always up for adventures and to have a good time.