Student Spotlight – October 2021
Raphael Martinez, HVAC Technology Certificate Program
What does Diversity, Equity and Inclusion mean to you?
Diversity is having a seat at the table, Inclusion is having a voice, and Equity is about having that voice be heard. It’s about giving value to every human being, no matter our differences.
What, in your opinion, is PTC doing to create a more inclusive environment?
PTC has done a great job in creating an inclusive environment by creating clubs, social activities, and sports events. I’m looking forward to what the future holds for the student body.
Is there someone at PTC who has significantly contributed to your success?
I would like to thank Mr. Rossell and Mr. Lynch, two of my teachers who have supported me from the beginning. I also have great friends who always keep me on my toes. I’ve made many amazing friends here at PTC who want to see me succeed.
Who is your hero? Why?
One of my favorite heroes is my mother. Everyone grows up with struggles and not many people have someone to tell them it’ll be alright. She’s another person who has significantly contributed to my success.
Is there anything else you would like to share?
Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another’s uniqueness.