Luis A. Martinez is pursuing majors in Psychology and Social Work, with a certification in suicide assessment, treatment, and management. He is interested in studying the ways traumatic experiences interfere with everyday life. In the 2019-2020 academic year, Luis interned at an organization that works with those who are low-income and have faced homelessness. He wants to research how their experiences have impacted their current situations. He also is part of a Suicide Prevention Coalition for Spokane, WA. The coalition looks over policies that may impact individuals who are at risk of suicide and advocates for people in order to get them the best guidance and aid. For his 2020 EWU McNair Summer Research Internship, Luis worked under the mentorship of Dr. Susan Ruby, Professor of Psychology and Director of School Psychology Hybrid Program at EWU.