Activist. World Traveler. In treatment.
Kristy Martino is an advocate, an entrepreneur, a storyteller, and above all else, a questioner.
Born into a working class family in Binghamton, New York, she saw poverty and racism firsthand – experiences that would shape her world view and plant her firmly in the struggle for social justice.
After studying literature and photography in New York City, she embarked on a winding career path covering ground in journalism, textile design, and advertising; culminating in the launch of a successful branding studio called Haigh + Martino in 2010.
In 2013, she made the decision to set her path towards advocacy. As a Grassroots Organizer at RESULTS, she is now working to support a movement across the country to fight poverty in America, and is leading an effort to lift the voices of the real “Experts on Poverty,” supporting them to share their expertise with policymakers, the media, and the general public. Leveraging her background and her love for words and stories, she is also regularly presenting storytelling workshops and sharing her own experiences with poverty and heartache at various speaking events.
Whether questioning mores, policy, or presidential candidates, Kristy is tenacious, with a passion to fight racial inequality and economic inequality. Because those two things are not the same.