Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, Juan Josue (J.J.) Martinez is currently a senior at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), working to earn a Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy, double minoring in religious studies and political science. J.J. is heavily involved in Democratic politics. Locally, J.J. is the Director of Communications of the El Paso County Democratic Party, overseeing the Party's communication strategy and outreach. He is the director of Outreach and the state representative for the El Paso Young Democrats as well. Statewide, J.J. serves as the deputy director of Communications for the Texas Young Democrats, one of the largest partisan youth organizations in the nation. J.J. hopes to attend law school post graduation and wants to become a public servant. In his free time, J.J. likes to read, write and practice the piano.