My name is Antonio Martinez and I am from Baldwinsville, New York. My father’s family is from Mexico. His parents worked hard when they came to the United States, giving my dad and his siblings the opportunity to pursue an education. My father became the first member of his family to earn a college degree, and his passion for electrical engineering has inspired my interest in the sciences. I will be attending Yale University in the fall to study Applied Physics. As an Applied Physics major, I hope to explore the fundamental mysteries of our world and come back with answers. But I won't stop there. I want to use these answers as steppingstones to the creation of astonishing new technologies that could change the world.