José Martinez

José Martinez is a writer for Guidespark, a Menlo Park-based benefits communication startup.

Previously, he worked as a multimedia reporter for KPCC, a Los Angeles-based NPR affiliate, where he covered community health in South Central LA. There, he wrote about the best places to find peace and quiet in the hood, rheumatoid arthritis, a 12-year-old blues phenom, and the widespread shortage of primary care doctors, among other topics.

In 2011, Martinez was named National Collegiate Journalist of the Year by the Society of College Journalists. That same year, he graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a bachelor's in theological studies.

Martinez continues to freelance for publications like LMU Magazine, FORE and Mission Magazine. He became a published author when an essay compilation titled Hungering and Thirsting for Justice hit the shelves in 2012.