Martin is a sophomore majoring in International Politics and Economics. He was born and raised in Kochani, Macedonia. Martin’s strong interest in the protection of human rights and his unwavering, life-affirming purpose of being an active agent of meaningful and lasting social change allowed him to pursue his high school education at Li Po Chun United World College in Hong Kong. In Hong Kong, Martin was involved with Students Against Slavery and helped organize the first Interschool Anti-Human Trafficking Camp as well as the First Student Refugee Forum. He also traveled to Cambodia where he worked with child victims of sexual exploitation.
In his home country, Martin has worked with the Young European Federalists of Macedonia, where he helped organize various events related to Macedonia’s EU Integration. This summer, he interned at the National Chapter of Transparency International in Macedonia, where he was a research assistant to the President for the project ‘Are regulatory agencies in Serbia and Macedonia transparent and accountable?’.
Martin was one of the students representing Middlebury College at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative University Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, as well as the 2014 World Bank Youth Summit in Washington D.C.
During the summer of 2015, Martin attended DPMI, a program led by Middlebury Institute of International Studies in DC that focuses on international development and social change. For the remainder of his summer, Martin interned as International Policy and Diplomacy Fellow at the headquarters of the United Macedonian Diaspora in Washington, D.C.