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Juan-Lorenzo Martinez Masters R.A. Work, Leadership, Greek Life and Academics

By Naniyah McClain

Student Lifestyle Editor

A senior computer science major, Juan-Lorenzo Martinez is busy and motivated as a resident assistant, president of the Ciguayo chapter of FDU Metro’s Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity Inc. and president of the Inter-Greek Council.

All those activities might take away from some people’s academics, but not Martinez, who pulled down A’s in all his classes in the fall semester.

“Last fall was my first time obtaining a perfect GPA in both high school and college,” Martinez said. “ I never thought I could ever achieve [a 4.0 GPA] in school.”

Martinez points to a day in April, where, as a second-semester freshman, he became a brother in his fraternity as the moment that ignited his growth.

 “On April 6th, 2018, I was initiated as a brother and since then I’ve been able to grow at an exponential rate,” Martinez said via email. “The life and leadership skills obtained through Greek Life allowed me to take those skills and transfer them into academics and extracurricular activities.”

In a recent video on the FDU Housing & Residence Life’s Instagram page, he talked about how to be successful in community development in his role as a resident assistant.

“It’s important to know your residents. It’s important to make them comfortable,” Martinez said in the video.

Even though he had never heard of FDU during his high school years, Martinez, who was born in Camden and is of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent, is proud of his choice of attending FDU.

“Throughout my life, I’ve always seemed to forge my own path. Very soon after applying, FDU became a top choice for me,” Martinez said. “It has been one of the best decisions I have made. The people that I have met here have turned into family.”

Martinez has made a name for himself at Fairleigh Dickinson University, but he said he doesn’t want to stop there.

“Ultimately, my biggest goal is to give back. I’ve always had a passion to give back and to impact as many people as I possibly can,” Martinez said.Please follow us on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. Write to us at equinoxfdu@gmail.com.

Juan-Lorenzo Martinez Masters R.A. Work, Leadership, Greek Life and Academics

By Naniyah McClain

Student Lifestyle Editor

A senior computer science major, Juan-Lorenzo Martinez is busy and motivated as a resident assistant, president of the Ciguayo chapter of FDU Metro’s Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity Inc. and president of the Inter-Greek Council.

All those activities might take away from some people’s academics, but not Martinez, who pulled down A’s in all his classes in the fall semester.

“Last fall was my first time obtaining a perfect GPA in both high school and college,” Martinez said. “ I never thought I could ever achieve [a 4.0 GPA] in school.”

Martinez points to a day in April, where, as a second-semester freshman, he became a brother in his fraternity as the moment that ignited his growth.

 “On April 6th, 2018, I was initiated as a brother and since then I’ve been able to grow at an exponential rate,” Martinez said via email. “The life and leadership skills obtained through Greek Life allowed me to take those skills and transfer them into academics and extracurricular activities.”

In a recent video on the FDU Housing & Residence Life’s Instagram page, he talked about how to be successful in community development in his role as a resident assistant.

“It’s important to know your residents. It’s important to make them comfortable,” Martinez said in the video.

Even though he had never heard of FDU during his high school years, Martinez, who was born in Camden and is of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent, is proud of his choice of attending FDU.

“Throughout my life, I’ve always seemed to forge my own path. Very soon after applying, FDU became a top choice for me,” Martinez said. “It has been one of the best decisions I have made. The people that I have met here have turned into family.”

Martinez has made a name for himself at Fairleigh Dickinson University, but he said he doesn’t want to stop there.

“Ultimately, my biggest goal is to give back. I’ve always had a passion to give back and to impact as many people as I possibly can,” Martinez said.

Please follow us on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. Write to us at equinoxfdu@gmail.com.

Juan-Lorenzo Martinez: “Throughout my life, I’ve always seemed to forge my own path.”

Photo: Courtesy of Juan-Lorenzo Martinez