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Martha N. Ovando, Ph. D.

Curriculum Committee | Emeritus Professor, UT Austin

Martha began serving on the Board since 2008. Currently, she is Chair of the Program and Curriculum Committee.

Martha has lived in Austin since 1988. She is originally from Bolivia where she grew up and lived until she was 29 years old. She initially attended the Sucre Teachers College in Bolivia, graduating as an Elementary School Teacher. Later, as an Agency for International Development Fellow, she graduated from New Mexico Highlands University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Bilingual Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration. She also graduated from the University of Utah, obtaining a Ph.D. in Educational Administration. She and her daughter, Mayté Antelo-Ovando, a School Psychologist, make a great traveling team and enjoy music and dance. In her spare time, Martha attends St. Catherine of Siena Parish and enjoys knitting with The Shawl Ministry.

Martha is currently Emeritus Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. During her 24 years of tenure at the university, she has served as Professor , Graduate Advisor, IRB Faculty, Certification Officer and President of the Hispanic Faculty and Staff Association. She has also served as Board Member for St. Gabriel Catholic Private School in Austin, Texas. Currently, she provides advisory services to various universities in Latin America, including Argentina, Bolivia, and México.