Megan Martin leads CSSP’s public policy work, which helps federal and state elected officials develop policies, funding and practice in ways that help ensure better results for children and families. Prior to joining CSSP, Martin was a guest researcher at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, where she helped conduct comparative poverty research on social safety net policy in the United States and the European Union. In 2007, she was recognized as a “new voice” in social policy for an article on segregation in Detroit published in Qualitative Social Work. Martin has worked for the U.S. Senate as well as for the State of Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services. She also served as a Presidential Management Fellow. She is a graduate of Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and the University of Michigan’s Graduate School of Social Work.