Martha studied for many years at the Art Students League in New York City. She has a BA in Psychology with graduate studies in Social Work. She served in the Peace Corps from 1998-99, teaching English & Economics in Macedonia. She taught Art and Poetry in the St. Louis public schools, and taught for OASIS, which is a nation-wide continuing education program for senior citizens. In addition to teaching at Founders Hall, she also teaches at a Women’s Prison in Niantic and also gives private lessons.