Martha reports on environmental justice, urbanism and migration in Mexico and the Northern Triangle of Central America. Originally from Rockville, Maryland, she has lived in Mexico since 2013.
Her work has appeared in The Guardian, Al Jazeera English, Sierra online, CityLab and over a dozen other publications. She writes in Spanish for Mexican news outlets including Cambio and Nexos. Martha is a Latin America stringer for The Tablet, an international Catholic magazine in London and a Mexico City correspondent for Culinary Backstreets. She has appeared on radio programs including This is Hell!
Martha’s reporting has been supported by the Solutions Journalism Network, and she received Hostile Environment Training in September 2017 through the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation. In 2016, she was a staff reporter at The News, a Mexico City English-language publication.
Martha is a former Fulbright research grantee in Mexico (2014-15) and worked as a research assistant at the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).
Martha moved to Mexico to expand on her undergraduate thesis on climate change policy and indigenous communities, for which she received a Fulbright grant. In the years since, she has volunteered at the Ixtepec migrant shelter, taught English classes at a Chiapas prison, and biked around five different states.