Juan Martir was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He has majors in the Honors Bachelors of Arts (Latin and Ancient Greek) and Philosophy, with a minor in Computer Science. He is active in several clubs at Xavier - including the Honors Council, Chess Club, Senior Classical League, and the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity. He is also a tutor for the Classics Department at Xavier's Learning Assistance Center. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, running, and looking up word etymologies. He would like to attend law school after college and eventually practice law in his native New York.