Member- Board of Advisors
Marsha is an education entrepreneur based in Chicago. As founder and president of The Reason, Individualism, Freedom Institute, she is working to open a new college with an innovative program that radically increases individual autonomy and knowledge. The Institute now runs weekend and summer seminars using this program. She founded Council Oak Montessori school for children ages three to fifteen in 1990, named twice in Chicago Magazine as a top private elementary school. She created Montessori-style curriculum for Camp Indecon (1999-2007), to teach children the basics of philosophy, free market economics, and personal self-awareness. She founded one of the oldest continuing Objectivist salons, The New Intellectual Forum. She is the editor of the recently-published Ayn Rand Explained: From Tyranny to Tea Party, which includes entirely new material from her own experiences with Ayn Rand. Marsha has also published a wide range of articles, from research work to brief opinion pieces. Topics include psychology, neuropsychology, human development, creativity and optimal experience, literature, culture, history, politics and philosophy in The Daily Caller, Real Clear Politics, Objectivity, The New Individualist, The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies, Tomorrow’s Child, and Free Voices. She is on the Advisory Board of The Atlas Society.