Anny Martinez is the Administrative Assistant and Events Coordinator at the New England Office of the Institute for Policy Studies, based in Boston. She coordinates the Jamaica Plain Forum. Prior to joining IPS, Anny has worked as an environmental justice organizer with several organizations, including facilitating Interfaith & Environmental Dialogues with the Coalition against the Pilgrim Pipeline and Food & Water Watch.
She is founder of the poetry group Spoken Word that empowers writers from all walks of life while raising funds for social change. Anny is the author of Black Start, a book for adolescents about how hope can overcome fear against the backdrop of a power outage. In her spare time Anny enjoys using different creative outlets to inspire her two sons. She loves travel, exploring culture through culinary adventures, yoga and being outdoors.