After initially studying Nutrition Science for several years, Marta Ulvaeus earned her BS at UC Davis in Applied Behavioral Sciences, with an emphasis on ethnomusicology. 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 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’s credentialing program.

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 two years, she supervised all instructional programs and worked in partnership with families to provide context-rich, integrated, and experiential learning opportunities for her students in grades 4-8. Marta teaches Antioch’s science course for the teacher-credentialing program, and she is a teacher-leader for the South Coast Science Project’s annual summer intensive. A lover and fierce supporter of alternative and independent media, Marta has been involved in community radio since 1983. She has produced and hosted a weekly music program for KCSB-FM since 2002.

Marta joined the Open Classroom teaching staff in 2016.