Matthew Martinez (’24) is a freshman at Stanford planning on studying bioengineering and psychology. In the NeURO fellowship, he looks forward to studying and answering questions related to Alzheimer’s disease through analyzing genomic data in the Gentles lab. He became passionate about neuroscience, specifically Alzheimer’s disease research, through reading books from his local library and scientific journals. At Stanford, he has enjoyed serving on Frosh Council, where he represents the Class of 2024 and plans community-building events. Through the Haas Center, he has also enjoyed tutoring and mentoring local high-school students through High School Support Initiative and looks forward to meeting and connecting with Alzheimer’s patients through Alzheimer’s Alliance. In his free time, he likes taking walks or bike rides in his neighborhood, reading classics and historical fiction, and playing sports or games with family and friends.