Martina graduated from IDS with a MA in Poverty and Development in 2011. Prior to joining ODI she worked as an independent consultant on projects funded by donors such as DfID, GIZ and Irish Aid. Her main research focus has been on conditional cash transfers and indigenous people in Mexico, graduation and social protection, as well as linkages between social protection and climate change adaptation. Currently, she is interested in analyzing synergies between social protection and different sectors, such as agriculture, DRR and climate change, to explore the potential of cross-sector collaboration to reduce vulnerability to different types of risks. Prior to her masters, she worked as a project assistant at UNFPA in Mexico City on gender-based violence. She has worked and conducted fieldwork in Mexico, Nicaragua, Rwanda, Tanzania and Ethiopia.