Marterra received her B.A. in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a concentration in Law and Due Process. She has served as a mentor to youth that are still in the foster care system and attending college through the non-profit organization Of Home, Family, and Future. She comes to The Bronx Defenders with an extensive administrative background. Marterra has always had an unwavering commitment to social justice, criminal justice, and the plight of impoverished communities.