Martina was introduced to Restorative Justice by Dominic Barter in 2003 through her engagement with Nonviolent Communication. She is a devoted RJ advocate and has volunteered in school and prison settings. She received her BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco with a focus in Restorative Justice and a Conflict Resolution Certificate from Sonoma State University.

In 2015 Martina began facilitating Victim Offender Dialogues in severe and violent crimes in California State prisons through Insight Prison Project. She now collaborates directly with the Office of Victim and Survivors Rights and Services (OVSRS/CDCR) and serves as a VOD consultant and VOD lead facilitator.