She holds a BA in Arabic Studies and a DU in Persian Studies from the University Aix-Marseille II. She graduated from Vienna University with a MA in Political Sciences and an MA in International Development.
Martina spent most of the past decade in the Middle East, either as a student, researcher, free-lance journalist or ICRC delegate.
Before coming to Reprieve, Martina managed the largest refugee shelter in Vienna during the 2015/16 refugee crisis.
She is fluent in Arabic, English, German, Spanish, French and speaks some Farsi and Turkish