Interview of Marty Hernandez Avedon

Marty Hernandez Avedon discusses growing up in the foster care system only to be adopted by a family who rejected him at the age of 10, reconnecting with his biological parents, and what the name Hernandez Avedon means to him. A gender non-conforming tech worker, Marty explains the lack of diversity in programming and the steps he is taking—such as working with Access Code—to change that.

Date of Interview:

April 1, 2017

Location of Interview:

Lorenzo's house

Place of birth:

Staten Island, New York



Interviewed by

Lorenzo Van Ness

Summary by

Evan Zavidow