Hi! I’m Krystina Martinez.

Perpetually rolling my eyes.

I was born and raised in North Texas and I currently reside in Dallas. I’m a proud second-generation Mexican-American. My culture and the sacrifices my parents made for me inform my actions and the legacy I want to leave behind for future generations. I want to leave this world a better place than how I entered it.

What I Do

I’m a journalist and have worked in public media as a producer / reporter / newscaster, and audience engagement as a strategist and operations leader. Growing up, I was a voracious reader and always had my hand on a newspaper. I love how journalism can educate and enable people to make well-informed decisions about their livelihood and I’m passionate about spreading journalism to resource-strapped and underserved communities. (Learn more about my work here.)

More About Me

I love to be creative. You can find me sewing, reading, writing, rehabbing furniture, or redecorating my apartment much to my husband’s displeasure. I have a goal of sewing half my wardrobe.

I love to be active. I powerlift, run, bike, and dance. I hit my goal of deadlifting and squatting above my weight, so now I’m turning my eye towards improving my distance and speed.

I make work more fun. I make the custom Slack emojis and always have a meme or gif response at the ready.

I hit above my weight. You ask me to do something, and I’ll do it better than anyone else. You give me a goal, and I’ll exceed your expectations.

Life isn’t all about work. It’s about the environment you create for yourself, the energy you radiate to others, and care you show in daily life.