Luz Martinez is a Wellness Advocate, Writer, and Coach, working with individuals and organizations to find solutions that keep personal and collective wellness in mind. She holds over twenty years of experience in public service- 12 of those years serving as a 911 Dispatcher, having received many commendations for her interactions with the public and for assisting in high-intensity critical situations.
The merit closest to her heart as a 911 Dispatcher is a recognition earned in 2019 for using her fluent Spanish to help save a baby’s life. Doing so by staying on the line and helping with translation for timely CPR instructions. That call was a reminder of why she fell in love with public safety dispatching; because public safety dispatching is a profession that can make a difference and plays a vital role in the wellbeing of the communities it serves.
Alongside her experience dispatching, Luz is a certified Nutrition Coach and has over 700 hours of formal training as a yoga, mindfulness, and meditation teacher. She has completed Level 1 AICC Certification through CA POST at the Riverside Sheriff’s Academy. Her minor studies are in Business Administration. She had the opportunity of living in Mexico for six years (during high school and college), which was an enriching experience that allowed her to connect more fully with her heritage and others. She currently resides in Los Angeles County, California, with her two children, a pet bird, and pet fish.