MDBG Feature of the Week: Steven-Emmanuel Martinez
July 7, 2014
Steven-Emmanuel Martinez, 25, is an Afro-Latino Brooklyn native, and a self-described political news junkie. He is a graduate student and HIV prevention advocate. A former high school drop out, Steven turned adversity into resilience landing a prestigious White House internship, and subsequently being admitted into graduate programs at Columbia University and Brown University, respectively. He currently resides in Washington Heights, where he is working on a video project that profiles HIV positive Black and Latino gay and bisexual men.