Marte has worked domestically and internationally with nonprofits, public schools, and churches in the areas of social justice, diversity, arts engagement, media communication, community organizing, and youth empowerment.
Originally from Greeley, CO, Marte studied communication and philosophy/theology in San Diego, CA before receiving a Master of Science in International Affairs from The New School (New York, NY). She describes her life mission as “to continually grow a practice of empathy, understand my place in local and global communities, and advocate for love and justice for neighbors near and far.”
Describing her involvement with Springtide, Marte says, “I’m committed to interfaith connections, listening to the experiences and perspectives of young people, and celebrating all the ways youth and young adults shape and lead positive social change. I certainly would have benefited from the insights offered by Springtide in previous roles where I directly supported young people. I’m grateful to share our research with adults or organizations who want to make a real difference in the life of a young person.”
Marte lives in Baltimore, MD with her husband and baby son. She loves to travel, spend time outdoors, exercise creativity with the occasional craft project, and ‘dance it out’ through group fitness or whenever a good song comes on.