Marta Ulvaeus, MA, earned her BS at UC Davis in Applied Behavioral Sciences, with an emphasis on ethnomusicology, after initially studying Nutrition Science for several years. Her passion for the performing arts led her to New York City, where she received an MA in Performance Studies from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Marta has worked as managing editor for two MIT Press journals, TDR: The Journal of Performance Studies (NYU) and Terra Nova: Nature and Culture (NJIT). In her role as associate director of Terra Nova projects at New Jersey Institute of Technology, she co-edited four books on various aspects of the relationship between humanity and nature.
Marta has always been an educator at heart, and because of its emphasis on constructivist learning and integrated, project-based instruction, she selected Antioch University for her teacher training. Marta rediscovered her love of science while teaching children; and scientific inquiry and investigation have figured prominently in her diverse teaching assignments, which have included traditional and alternative public school placements. As director of curriculum and teacher for a private home-school cooperative for the past two years, she supervised all instructional programs and worked in partnership with families to provide context-rich, experiential learning opportunities in all subject areas for her students. She recently served on the board of the Gold Coast Science Network, which annually plans and presents a science conference for educators, with a full day of speakers and workshops.
Marta has taught Antioch’s science course for the teacher-training program in previous years and is thrilled to be back for more. A lover and fierce supporter of alternative and independent media, Marta has been involved in community radio since 1983 and currently produces and hosts weekly music programs for KCSB FM.