Lunch With A Leader: Liz Martineau April 21

Liz Martineau

LWV News:

The League of Women Voters monthly community event, Lunch with a Leader is noon Thursday, April 21 via zoom.

This month’s leader is Liz Martineau. She is the outgoing executive director of the Los Alamos Historical Society and Museum.

Martineau grew up as an army “brat” developing a love of cultures from around the world. She landed in Los Alamos in 1986 and said that she was enchanted by the natural landscape and deep history of the region.

Martineau received her undergraduate degree from Kansas State University and also has a master’s degree in Instructional Leadership. She spent the first part of her career teaching K-8 in Kansas, Española and Los Alamos.

In 2005, she moved into the “informal” education of the museum world. She worked as an Education Specialist for the Bradbury Science Museum where she operated the Science on Wheels education program, established the Science Ambassador program to train LANL scientists to communicate with the public, and started the Community Educators group. She also was the head of the founding group for a charter school for Los Alamos called Polaris that had hoped to open a middle school with different teaching methods. 

Martineau has spent the last three years leading the Los Alamos Historical Society, where they are developing the interpretive plan and preparing to open the Oppenheimer House to the public. She even has stories about her recent work with the “Oppenheimer” movie crew.

With her husband, Gordon McDonough, Martineau owns the traveling MathAmuseum. They take their unique blend of science and art to schools and community festivals. She is a graduate of Leadership Los Alamos and has served on numerous non-profit boards and committees. Her 35 years in Los Alamos have been dedicated to education, community service and community collaborations. 

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