Greta is a native of Fairbanks, Alaska, and has a Master of Science in Journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. She is also an alum of Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.
While enrolled at Saint Olaf, she was a Broadcast Engineer for WCAL Classical 89.3. After college, she returned to Alaska, and continued her public radio experience for four years at KUAC 89.9, the NPR affiliate station in Fairbanks, most recently serving as Operations Manager/Morning Edition host.
In Alaska, she was a mentor with the Big Brothers & Big Sisters organization, and also a member of the Alaska Press Club.