Martina is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Rhode Island. She has spent the past 15 years studying how free-living animals interact with their environment. Most of her research has been on seabirds, and her fieldwork has brought her around the world where she witnessed alarming declines in seabird populations largely due to anthropogenic climate change. Climate change also impacted communities she was living in, making very apparent that it is not only an environmental issue but also a justice issue. She feels the ethical/moral/spiritual imperative of climate action is often overlooked, yet should be the most effective for calling people to action. Martina is a Baha’i, with an enthusiasm for interfaith collaboration and fellowship, and sings in the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of South County choir.