Hello, my name is Lucy Martinez. I am pursuing a Ph.D. in mathematics at Rutgers University under Dr. Doron Zeilberger. I am also an NSF Graduate Research Fellow. My research interests include experimental mathematics, combinatorics, and graph theory.

During the summer of 2022, I was a Teaching Assistant for the Summer@ICERM 2022 in Computational Combinatorics. This program is an REU hosted by the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM). In the summer of 2021, I participated in the Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) program, a program designated to strengthen the ability of women and minority students to successfully complete graduate programs. In the summer of 2020, I participated in the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) with East Tennessee State University. For the summer of 2019, I had the opportunity to participate in the MSRI-UP program at Berkeley, California. Under the supervision of Dr. Pamela Harris, I worked on combinatorial representation theory of Lie algebras.

My goals include influencing other Hispanic students to pursue their dreams and supporting the Hispanic math community. At Stockton University, I was part of the first cohort for Latinas Achieve in STEM (LaSTEM) , a program led by a Graduate Capstone Student.