Program Design Team

Martin is the Deputy Executive Director at InsightLA. He is also a researcher and educator who teaches classes and facilitates workshops that promote well-being among LGBTQ+ youth and adults. Martin’s innovative self-love teachings are designed to counter stigma, shame, and internalized bias around SOGIE (sexual orientation, gender identity and expression).  Martin incorporates elements of positive psychology and contemplative practices to help LGBTQ+ folks nurture inner wounds and revel in their resilience. At Courage of Care, Martin applies an LGBTQ+ conscious lens to the receiving, extending, and self-care modes of sustainable compassion.

Martin also facilitates trainings on best practices for supporting LGBTQ+ young people in systems of care.  He holds a Ph.D. in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Emory University.