Martin grew up in a small community in Northeast Iowa called Maynard, about 10 minutes from Upper Iowa University in Fayette, IA. She started her college experience at Hawkeye Community College, after two years she transferred and graduated from the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) in December 2017. She studied Communication with minors in Family Studies and Leisure Youth and Humans Services. Throughout her years at UNI she worked as a summer member as a Green Iowa AmeriCorps, helping community members with energy efficiency.
She currently works as a Sustainable Schools AmeriCorps member at South Tama County CSD teaching kindergarten through 12th-grade students about different ways they can help the Earth be a better place for all, large-scale she focuses on waste reduction from classrooms to lunchroom waste.