Victoria Martinez was raised in the City of El Monte where she attended local public schools and is a graduate of Arroyo High School. While at Arroyo, she played competitive softball and was on a national championship team. She also began her love for volunteerism and public service, serving as the Associated Student Body President and representing her school as the American Legion Girls State representative.
Upon graduating from high school, she attended Pasadena Community College and transferred to Cal State Los Angeles earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Science.
With a diverse resume, Victoria has shown her leadership skills in management with Starbucks Coffee Company and a local Toyota dealership. While at Starbucks, she earned a $5,000 grant for the Puente Learning Center in East Los Angeles for developing a career development series for their students.
She also pursued a career in radio, working as a producer in Los Angeles and disc jockey, focused on community events in Portland, Oregon. While continuing to work as a producer in radio, Victoria mentored students who are now on their way in their own careers. In 2010 she served on the board of directors for American Women in Radio and Television as the Mentorship Director.
Victoria is an advocate for children and their families battling childhood cancer. As a volunteer with Padres Contra el Cancer at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for the past 6 years, she has worked to bring resources and support to the organization. She also became a friend to the Blood Donor Center at Children’s Hospital encouraging friends to give blood and volunteering at special events.
Prior to being elected to the El Monte City Council, Victoria was appointed to the City of El Monte Patriotic Commission. She continues to serve her church community as a lector and Eucharistic minister at Nativity parish. Known as “Coach Vicky”, she donates her time on the field at the El Monte Fillies Fastpitch Softball League where she grew up playing softball. Currently she is the City of El Monte Centennial Committee Chairperson, celebrating 100 years of cityhood with events throughout the year.
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