Meet a Geek: Yuri Martinez Ramos

October 21, 2015



geek.jpg

 

We at OIT were curious about how well we really knew our colleagues.  In this blog post series, we'll interview the many faces of OIT to get a better understanding of the people who work with technology at UTSA.

So with no further ado, let's meet Yuri Martinez Ramos

geek_yuri.jpg

 

  1. Tell us a little bit about yourself?

I was born in Cuba a few years ago, where I lived for 35 years. I moved with my wife and son to The United States in 2000 living three years in Los Angeles, where my daughter was born, before moving to San Antonio, TX. I worked as a graphic designer in the Public Relations department of Northwest Vista College four years previous working at UTSA. I have been in UTSA since 2009, first in the Online Learning Department and now in the Customer Relations and Communications Department of OIT

  1. What attracted you to this job?

I was born in a family of artists, my father was a graphic designer and illustrator and my uncles were sculptors. My brother also was motivated by illustrating and designing, so basically with all that influence I only wanted to follow my father's steps since I was very young.

  1. What would you like to learn and why?

I would like to learn telekinesis because that way I could bring the TV remote from whenever I forget it with no need to stand up again.

  1. What is your favorite candy bar?

Almond Joy, Beer Bar.

  1. What special talents do you have?

Art skills. I am a professional Fine Art artist with several international exhibitions. I can go from creating an oil on canvas painting to creating and painting a wall mural, a book illustration, character creator, comics, graphic art, and whatever is related to visual art.

  1. Star Wars or Star Trek

Isaac Asimov's books

  1. Do you have any hobbies that you would like to share with us?

I am a handyman, I can work out anything needed at home, plumbing, electrical, appliance installation, wall painting, etc., except gardening, …I hate gardening.

Thank you Yuri, for your honesty and sincerity, it was a fun way to get to know you!