Jennifer Martinez was a legal intern with the Addiction and Public Policy Initiative at the O’Neill Institute.

Prior to joining O’Neill, Martinez interned in the chambers of Judge Jeffery K. Carpenter in the North Carolina Court of Appeals during the summer of 2022.

Martinez’s scholarly interests include constitutional law, the rights of those incarcerated, and public health law. She hopes to marry her legal interests with her background in research upon receiving her J.D. in December 2023.

Prior to law school, Martinez earned her Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. She also received her doctorate in immunology from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and studied the molecular pathways that affect autoimmune diseases.

Martinez is currently in her second year of law school at Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, North Carolina, and is editor-in-chief of the Elon Law Review.

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