#VMThrowback: Alejandra Martinez, Class of 2012

What is your name? Alejandra Martinez

What years were you at VMT? 2009 – 2012

Fine arts or communication area: Photojournalism

Who was your fine arts/communication teacher(s)? Mark Webber

  1. Has your fine arts or communication area helped you as an adult? Please explain. It definitely has! As a Journalism student at The University of Texas, I’ve used many of the skills introduced to me at VMT in my studies.
  2. Did you pursue your fine art or communication area after high school? Please explain. Yes I did! When I came to college, I knew right away I wanted to continue what I’d started at VMT.
  3. What have you gotten out of VMT? VMT has given me the skills I’ve needed to be where I am today. I don’t think I’d be where I am today without it.
  4. Were there any events during the time you were here that you enjoyed? Please describe. The Hispanic Festival was always something I looked forward to every year, and Winter Ball was unforgettable.
  5. What are your fondest memories of VMT? Writing, exploring the downtown campus and shooting pictures on film, and then returning to the dark room to develop and print them, hanging out with friends after class, the general atmosphere of VMT was something truly unique.
  6. What do you miss most about VMT? One of the things I miss most often has to be the sense of family that VMT gave me among my classmates within Communications. VMT gave me a second family during high school, and I’m forever grateful for it.