Martina is committed to the dignity, power, and agency of communities most impacted by interpersonal and state violence.
Her work is shaped by her own experiences as a young person on various sides of harm and the criminal legal system, and by her involvement with movements for anti-violence, racial justice, and abolition.
She has a background in prison-based support work, political education, generative somatics and trauma informed practices, and prevention work. Prior to joining Collective Justice, she provided support to survivors of violence and harm pursuing restorative justice, and legal and policy initiatives to better address the needs of people impacted by institutionalization.
Martina is a recipient of the Open Society Foundation Soros Justice Advocacy Fellowship, UW Bonderman Fellowship, Karin Stromberg Contribution to Social Justice, the Herring Phelps Award for Scholarly Activism, and the Meena Vashee Scholarship for Survivors.
She holds a JD from the University of Washington School of Law, where she was a William H. Gates Public Service Law Scholar.