Mars Salazar is an Austin, Texas native that holds a B.A. in Journalism from The University of Texas at Austin. She is a working music journalist with over 40 articles published in the alternative weekly print newspaper The Austin Chronicle.
Her philanthropic work includes coordinating programs with local non-profit organization Austin Bat Cave, and partnering with educational institutions such as Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and Cedars International Next Generation High School.
She has experience working press for large festivals include South By Southwest and Levitation Fest. In March 2022, she hosted the red carpet for a SXSW live taping event presented by Austin Artist Spotlight and 512 Studios to be featured on The CW Austin and KXAN News.
She has been a featured speaker at the Texas Association for Journalism Educators fall convention that is hosted in San Antonio, Texas. Additionally, she has been interviewed on the radio station KVRX 91.7 on her experience reporting on the underground Austin music scene at only 19 years old.
Her skills include proficiency on Adobe products, such as InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Premier Pro. She is educated on AP Style hard-news writing, most notably in her December 2021 article “Bolsonaro's third year in office ends with renewed accusations of hostility toward the press and a petition before the Supreme Court” published in the Latin American Journalism Review.
She is currently in the process of launching a media company called “Mars Media Club” with the mission of working with clients on a variety of multimedia marketing, public relations, digital design, and production projects. Her overall goal is to create a network for creatives, such as graphic designers, photographers, and journalists, to connect with businesses and organizations interested in building personalized and captivating media projects.