Martín was born and raised in the highlands of Quito. His interest in nature and biology began was he was a child. He attended Universidad San Francisco de Quito, graduating with a B.A. in Biology. Martín has a diverse and extensive background in field science, especially work with marine mammals, and a deep commitment to conservation and experiential education. His biggest hobby is photography, which he uses to promote conservation and inspire a love for nature. Martín loves working at EPI because it allows him to share his enthusiasm and love for the environment and make a meaningful impact on younger generations through local programming.