Kenny Martin is a recent graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where he majored in English and music, and minored in history, chemistry, and Spanish. At SMU, Kenny was a member of the Ballroom Dance Team (his favorite dance is the foxtrot) and Editor-in-Chief of Hilltopics, SMU’s premier arts and opinion magazine. As a pianist, he was a regular performer on the Meadows School of the Arts stage, and a passionate advocate for new music. Recently, Kenny worked as a writer with the criminal justice initiative Buried Alive, which advocates for individuals sentenced to life without parole for first-time drug offenses. He hopes to use his musical and literary talents to advocate for mutual understanding, with a special interest in LGBTQ+ advocacy. In his spare time, Kenny can be found fishing, obsessing over Spanish art (especially Velázquez), or drinking good wine with better friends.
Updated May 2018