Prior to joining Generation Citizen, Martin spent seven years in the classroom as a middle school Social Studies teacher in The Bronx. During his time there, he was an advocate for his students and believes that every child deserves an education that provides them with the skills, experiences, and knowledge to create a better future.
Through his work in the classroom and a special focus on the connection between education and social justice, Martin fostered youth engagement in politics and in their communities. Outside of work, he has channeled this passion into an involvement in advocacy work with Organizing for Equity, NY (OFENY), a community-organizing group which aims to create a more equitable education system for the children of New York City through political and social action.
As a teacher, Martin used his classroom as a student-centered place to connect the past to many issues facing his students and the world today. He is excited to expand upon his work within and for the New York school system in his role at Generation Citizen.
A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Martin is originally from Atlanta but has called New York his home for the past seven years. When he’s not in the office, you can find him eating his way around New York City, going to concerts, and exploring the city by bike.