Martina is a linguistic anthropology PhD student in the Department of Anthropology at UBC. Her primary research interests include issues surrounding language endangerment, revitalization, maintenance, and most recently language documentation. Martina is interested in using film to carry out community based, collaborative research projects, focusing for example on documentation of embodied linguistic practices of everyday interactions and activities in order to develop not only multimodal language documentation materials, but also innovative, culturally appropriate, and visually engaging language learning resources. She is also interested in exploring film as a participatory research tool for engaging communities, especially youth. Martina believes that all language documentation activities should be conducted first and foremost for the benefit of the communities whose languages they concern, and must always aim to support language workers and language learners. Martina’s background in linguistics, language teaching and curriculum development has facilitated her involvement in the Shoshone/Goshute Youth Language Apprentice Program at the University of Utah, where she worked as a program coordinator and curriculum developer, and where she also conducted her MA research. Since coming to UBC, Martina has been involved with the Kaska Talking Dictionary project, working under the supervision of Dr. Patrick Moore, both on the UBC campus as well as in Kaska communities in the Yukon. At FNEL, Martina has been working with Dr. Mark Turin on developing new courses, covering a variety of topics concerning Indigenous languages.