Martin Aveldanes, is 19 years old, Mexican, gay and is the son of immigrants parents. He has two siblings and is the eldest. He is a first-genereation student currently studying sociology. He plans on double-majoring in Sociology and Anthropology with a minor in German. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia and lived with his mother and aunt until the age of seven. They had a history of moving around. His mother met his step-father and they moved to a town called Gainesville, Georgia. After that they moved to Myrtle Beach, his father came with hopes of finding more work. Martin graduated from Socastee High School and did the International Baccalaureate program. He plans on going to graduate school to get his PhD in Sociology, he would like to ultimately teach sociology at University.