Marsha Sims has an extensive background in graphic and multimedia design, editing, publication production, photography, education, and administration. As Manager of Creative Resources for the Digital Universe, she currently provides the DU and its stewards with graphic and Flash animation assistance, and is an editor for the Encyclopedia of the Cosmos. In addition, she is the Director of the DU Intern Program, bringing young talent to the Creative Team. As Executive Editor of the Journal of Scientific Exploration for nine years she was responsible for production and promotion of an international scholarly research publication. At the 2000 European Meeting of the Society for Scientific Exploration at the University of Amsterdam she was awarded a certificate of recognition for rescuing this journal which had floundered at Pergamon Press: "Under her management the Journal was brought from a state of near collapse to a quarterly publication of high quality and prestige." Her administrative and managerial experience includes that of Executive Administrator of the California Institute for Physics and Astrophysics in Palo Alto, Administrator of the Optical Sciences Laboratory at Lockheed Martin, and Department Secretary for the NASA-Stanford-Lockheed Gravity Probe B Experiment. Marsha has a Teaching Credential from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Certificate in Graphic Arts from College of San Mateo.
Marsha also brings flair and a rich background in the arts as a singer, songwriter, choir director, recording artist and music publisher. She has a Master's degree in vocal performance from the College of Notre Dame (now University of Notre Dame de Namur) in Belmont, California and a B.A. in music from the University of California, Santa Barbara. In the summer of 2007 she was a soloist in the Tyrolean Opera Program in Austria. She performs leading roles in opera and musical theater with West Bay Opera, Opera San Jose, Lyric Theatre of San Jose, San Francisco Lamplighters, Stanford Savoyards, Univ. Calif. Santa Barbara, and San Francisco State Univ. Her CD "Mediterranean Moods" was released in 1999. She is a semi-professional songwriter and is president of Una Aria Music (BMI) listed as a music publisher in the Billboard Buyer's Guide. Her biography appears in the 2002–2006 editions of Who's Who in America.