Martina joined the Center in 2016 and is responsible for providing administrative and research support to the Asia team and capacity building units of the Center.
She previously interned abroad in Beijing, China at Huiling, a non-profit organization advocating for the rights of teens and adults with intellectual disabilities. Prior to her time abroad, Martina served as an intern in the Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Bureau at the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Martina has conducted extensive research on the institutionalization of epidemic and pandemic management, with special attention to the international response to HIV/AIDs.
Martina received her B.A. summa cum laude with a double major in political science and international relations from the State University of New York at New Paltz. Her undergraduate honors thesis explores the relationship between the legality of abortion and tangible service provision in Zambia.
Martina is also proficient in Arabic.