Marie Elena Martinez
Co-Founder and Founder
New Worlder + Meets NY; New York, NY http://www.marieelenamartinez.com/ @mariesworld
In 2005, New Worlder Co-Founder Marie Elena Martinez ditched her publishing job and bought a ticket to Quito, Ecuador, beginning the journey of a lifetime. Six continents, and over sixty countries later, she began contributing to print publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, Boston Globe, Miami Herald, and websites like The Huffington Post, The Daily Meal, Condé Nast Traveler, Fodors, The Latin Kitchen, The Guardian, Delta Sky, and Men’s Fitness, as well as various Fodor’s Guide books and Wallpaper City Guides. During her tenure as founding editor of The Latin Kitchen, she created Meets NYC, culinary destination showcases which fused her publicity and marketing background with her love of food, wine, and travel through paired chef dinners, wine events and walk-around tastings. Baja Meets NYC (2014) and Puerto Rico Meets NYC (2015) soon followed, with Israel Meets NYC upcoming (2017). A LatAm consultant for corporate brands including Unilever, Symrise, and others, she is based in New York City.