Early Life


Dr. John Martin Velasquez is a psychologist from Abilene, TX. As a second generation American he came from a humble upbringing and was born into a family of migrant farm-workers and share croppers.

 He remembers visiting his father Oscar’s hometown of Hondo, Texas. He learned the meaning of hard work through these visits to the ranch that his family had worked in Seymour, TX.  

His Mother Maria was born in Altus, OK and his father grew up in Hondo, TX. His family migrated to West Texas and North Central Texas where they worked as migrant farm-workers picking cotton. 

Growing up he was also able to experience what this was like firsthand to work hard.




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