Dallas Cowboys: Zach Martin
Season of the Year: Fall
High School Teacher: My calculus teacher Mr. Martine.
Color: Royal Blue
TV Show: Ted Lasso
Sweet or Salty: Salty
Workout: Corepower Yoga
WHAT INSPIRES YOU? Individuals who are good people and who have good hearts inspire me. Everyone deals with battles in their lives and when I see people be kind to everyone no matter what, it truly inspires me to be a better person myself.
WHAT IS ONE THING YOU CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT? I cannot live without coffee. A good, old-fashion pot of black coffee can get me through any day!
BIGGEST MOTIVATION? My family is my biggest motivation. They are my best supporters and have been through everything with me. They keep me on my path in life and motivate me to reach towards my goals every day.
DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS? I have a family dog whose name is Royal back home in Missouri! He was named after the Royals baseball team when they won the 2015 World Series!
BEACH OR MOUNTAIN VACATION? Mountain, but during the summer.
HOW DO OTHERS DESCRIBE YOU? Self-aware, intentional, attentive, and driven.
DO YOU HAVE ANY SIBLINGS? I have an older brother named Wilson, and an older sister named Caroline who was also a DCC for five years!
NAME 5 GUESTS AT YOUR DINNER PARTY: Amy Schumer, Morgan Freeman, President Truman, Lainey Wilson, Bill Gates
WHAT IS THE THEME SONG OF YOUR LIFE? “No Day But Today” by Idina Menzel
WHAT IS YOUR DANCING BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE? I grew up dancing at Columbia Performing Arts Centre in Columbia, Missouri. We traveled the country for conventions and trained mainly in ballet, tap, jazz, and contemporary. Along with studio dance, I also danced for my high school dance team. Following high school, I continued dancing at Texas Christian University for four years as a TCU Showgirl. I had the opportunity to be a captain my junior and senior year, as well as dance at the College Football National Championship!!
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO AUDITION FOR DCC? My sister Caroline just completed her fifth season as a DCC. I grew up always in her shadow, so I decided to go to a different college than she did to make my own path. However, choosing a school about 45 minutes away from Dallas, I was able to see the love Caroline had for this organization and all the girls within. Each girl is so driven in life, and I knew I wanted to surround my years following college with a group of people like them and continue doing what I love most.
PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: I received recognition as a Columbia Business Time Magazine’s 20 Under 20 when I was 19 years old. It recognized me as a leader among my peers and helped me realize that my standard of excellence does not stop there. I was able to understand that there is great responsibility as an inspiring leader which motivated a lot of my leadership throughout TCU in the business school, sorority, and dance team. By being recognized at a young age, I now have a high bar to clear as I continue towards working on my leadership…. AND more recently… my proudest accomplishment has been making this team!