Martina attained an academic background in the field of Health Sciences through the University of Malta. Her master’s degree specialised in research on plasma-induced disinfection and growth of food which was conducted in partnership with the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Bio-economy e.V. (ATB) in Potsdam, Germany. Having a keen interest in student representation led her to gain vast experience within the education policy sector as well as competencies on organisational management.
She held the office of President in the European Students Union (ESU) between 2021-2022 leading ESU’s representation in the working structures of the Bologna Process. Her portfolio spanned from equitable access to education to academic freedom, student agency in education governance and international cooperation on education. She is currently the Vice-President of the Lifelong Learning Platform, member of the Governing Council of the Magna Charta Observatory and has represented the international youth and student constituency in the Global Campaign for Education between 2020-2022.