Hoover High School

Erika Martinez

Erika Martinez is a senior at Hoover High School in Glendale, CA. She serves as News Director of her school’s broadcast program “Tornado TV”, and will be going into her second year as Social Media Manager of the Journalism department. Recently, she collaborated with female filmmakers across L.A. county to produce a film on menstrual stigma at the USC Annenberg School for Communication. From the Women’s March, March For Our Lives, to immigration protests, Martinez has produced numerous documentaries on socio-political issues, including PSAs on School Safety to a short film on White House Administration policies. In June, Martinez was one of only 20 young filmmakers across the country selected by AT&T and Reese Witherspoon’s production company to produce a film on women in the entertainment industry, set to premiere on DIRECTV NOW. She hopes to not only continue producing content that empowers young women, but that encourages her peers to speak up about the issues that matter most to them. Instagram: @blurredoutface Twitter: @ERlKAMARTlN Youtube: Illusory Productions