Featuring Dr. Laurel Martinez, AM18, DMD20, GSA22
UCLA School of Dentistry, HSDM Alum, and former HSDM DIB Ambassador
Born in Los Angeles, CA, Dr. Martinez initially attended a local community college after high school, where she became interested in both research and dentistry. Owing to many supportive educators and summer research initiatives for minority students, she continued her undergraduate education by transferring to Stanford University. Following, she then attended Harvard where she obtained a Master’s in Biological Sciences in Dental Medicine and her DMD in 2020. Currently, she is further specializing in Endodontics at UCLA. Apart from research and working in the clinic, she has always been interested in teaching by working in a number of educational outreach organizations.