Eva Gonzalez-Ruskiewicz, Mentor Teacher-Supervisor, is a vocalist, songwriter, and educator with a passion for advocating for equitable access to quality education. She holds a BA in Music and English Literature from Columbia University in New York City and a Masters in Teaching from Chaminade University in Honolulu.
Prior to working with ETM-LA, Eva taught K-12 Music, English Language Arts, and History on the Big Island of Hawaii. Some highlights from her career in the islands includes developing a STEAM-based curriculum about Native Hawaiian perspectives on climate change, and composing and co-directing and original, science-based musical for a local K-8 school.
When not teaching, Eva writes and performs original music, recently winning a songwriting prize from Women Arts’ “Support Women Artists Now” Song Contest. While living in Hawaii, she was the front woman for an indie rock band and a jazz orchestra, and can be found performing around the Los Angeles area. Eva ardently believes in the right of every child to receive music education and is so pleased to be working to further ETM-LA’s mission and vision!