Marty Longbine received a BA in Special Education and taught in Riverside at the residential California School for the Deaf. Years later, she returned to school to earn a masters degree in Architecture. Soon after she began working in architectural design, she and Jeff Ayeroff married and had two daughters. While making a Jewish home Marty became more involved and active in the Jewish community. After joining IKAR, she served on the Board for six years and now is on the Advisory Board. She joined in the advocacy efforts when the minyan tzedek paths were initiated and eventually became the co-chair of the IKAR Organizing path which has redirected her focus and energy to community organizing and leadership.