Rodrigo Martinez

Class of 2018

Rodrigo Martinez was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and raised in Southern California’s San Gabriel Valley. He is currently working on earning his Master in Architecture degree with a concentration in Historic Preservation from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Prior to pursuing a second career in Architecture, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering and enjoyed a formative eight-year career as a Structural Analysis Engineer in the aerospace industry. Now two years into his architecture studies, Rodrigo has developed a passion for historic preservation and cultural resource management. He is grateful for the opportunity to assist the D.C. HABS team’s surveying efforts of the Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Amphitheater. He hopes to be able to leverage the internship experience in support of his master’s thesis project, the focus of which will be the preservation of the largest World War II-era Japanese American concentration camp, the Tule Lake Segregation Center in Newell, California.