Heather Martin holds a Master’s of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan. Heather has extensive experience in the coordination and management of innovative, creative arts programming. Her introduction to creative arts interventions began at a drop-in center facilitating a graphic novel workshop. Since, she has facilitated hundreds of creative arts workshops for youth and adults impacted by the criminal justice system. Additionally, she has lead training on best-practices for creative arts interventions/workshops/collaborations to activate personal transformation and sustained community collaboration for community members/artists, criminal justice professionals, students and faculty. Heather founded Youth Arts Alliance! in an effort to establish opportunities for creative expression in the juvenile justice system.