Marty Elizabeth Ortiz is attending Capella University pursuing a PhD in Addiction Psychology. She is a Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC). Marty seeks to make a difference in the LGBTQ community by narrowing the gap between addiction treatment and the LGBTQ community. She is currently pursuing licensure as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor by completing her supervised work experience at the Rimrock Foundation, an addiction treatment center. Marty received the Equal Access & Opportunity and Under Our Roof Scholarships.