Multimedia personality Angie Martinez inspired and paved the way for so many though out her career while maintaining awareness of where she came from while leveraging her success to make a difference in the world. Today, she is recognized as one of the most influential personalities in hip hop and media.

In her more than 25 years career, her diverse portfolio speaks for itself ranging from her entrepreneurial endeavors to making New York Best Bookseller list as an author.

Over the past two years, Martinez has been working with Rutgers-Newark students to provide solar energy to post-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico. Angie released the documentary film Be The Light highlighting the initiative.

Martinez shared her appreciate via Twitter on being chosen by a committee of students, faculty and staff from Rutgers University for her influence in the entertainment and commitment to philanthropic initiatives.

Congratulations, Dr. Martinez and thank you for inspiring and motivating us.