Dr. Lara Martinez was born in the Bay Area but grew up in Utah and Wyoming. As an undergraduate, she studied international relations and minored in music at Stanford University. For veterinary school, she attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison, graduating in 2013. After graduation, she moved back to the Bay Area and has been focused on raising her son, Charles, who was born in 2013. She loves to play outside with Charles, travel, ski, and spend time on a family ranch in Wyoming.