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Austin Martin

Austin Martin wearing a crimson Harvard sweatshirt standing in front of green tree leaves

San Diego (CA) native Austin Martin is the creator and founder of Rhymes with Reason (RwR), an e-learning resource that helps students learn words and boost reading skills via hip-hop; popular music. Rhymes with Reason was selected as winner and grantee of Harvard iLabs prestigious Social Impact Fellowship Fund in March 2021.

In 2014, at Brown University, Martin founded Rhymes with Reason after he discovered that 67 of the top 100 words on the SAT were detectable in recognizable hip-hop lyrics. Since 2017 RwR has been used in 150+ schools/education programs across the United States and has been covered by Bloomberg, NPR, EducationPost, RevoltTV, HuffingtonPost and other media outlets. RWR has also collaborated with Chance the Rapper’s SocialWorks, was awarded the 2019 Echoing Green Fellowship, Martin was selected as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in Education and is currently an Ed.M candidate at Harvard's Graduate School of Education.