Emma Martinez (she/her)Oregon Field Organizer, Forward Together
Emma is the Oregon Field Organizer at Forward Together, where she works to build power with multiracial and LGBTQ+ folks of color in Portland. She helps lead programming and base building primarily in N/NE Portland. As a queer biracial womxn who comes from an immigrant family, Emma holds the values of intersectionality and what it means to navigate space while holding all the pieces that make up who we are. Emma is excited to learn how people envision change in the world, and how she can support folks in their journey to collectively organize towards that change. Before joining the Forward Together team, Emma worked alongside organizers at Freedom to Thrive to organize a healing and empowerment program, and continues to find home in her organizing with local anti-imperialist grassroots collectives. She is always down to learn and try new tools for centering and grounding, and how to take care of one another in the movement. When she is not organizing with fellow QTPOC/migrant/1st gen. community, Emma can be found at home in her studio apartment cuddling with her 3-legged chihuahua, and attempting to bake new recipes (usually things that include chocolate & peanut butter).