Martin Linder's commitment to education and community was formed through his experience as president of New Jersey's Temple Emanuel youth group. As Professor of SF State’s School of Design, Martin’s contributions to community service received recognition including the Jefferson Award. Martin’s MSL Design firm focuses on the development of products that improve people’s experiences in hospitals and public transportation security systems. These internationally impactful works received the Nightingale Health Care Innovation Award and the Industrial Design Excellence Award. An advocate for public school education, Martin served as a CSU Academic State Senator and on SFUSD Arts Education Committees. He has two children and lives in San Francisco with his wife Colleen and dog Rufus.