Meet Scarlett Martin, Southside Quality of Life Community Builder. 

As the Community Builder for the Southside Quality of Life Plan, Scarlett works to engage community stakeholders to envision a collective and achievable plan for conscious development and equitable quality of life standards in the Southside of Indianapolis.

 Scarlett previously served as a Fellow for the nonprofit land bank Renew Indianapolis and a writer and social media manager for the House Life Project. She has worked as a community organizer for Gulf Restoration Network, managing an outreach campaign following the Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spill in New Orleans, Louisiana.

 As a graduate student in New Orleans, Scarlett accumulated experience on the application of qualitative, quantitative, and geographic data to explore issues of blight and vacancy in cities, land use planning, and spatial distribution of environmental hazards. She holds an M.A. in Latin American Studies from Tulane University and a B.A. in International Studies and Spanish from the University of Mississippi

In her free time, Scarlett loves to hike, bike, and explore Indianapolis with her husband and two dogs. Originally from Tennessee and having lived most of her life in the South, the Indianapolis Southside is quickly charming her as a new home. She would love to meet for coffee and tell you all about it.

Community Builder Office - 1414 National Avenue, Indianapolis, IN  46221

Call (615-417-5963) or email ( for appointment.