Welcome to the Aurora Chorus Blog…. My name is Marie, and I am the administrative assistant here at Aurora! A little about me: I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, attended college at USF and then moved up to Oregon last year to be closer to family. I’ve been working with small nonprofits most of my career, beginning in volunteer coordination and working my way up to executive and administration roles. In San Francisco, I worked with an organization called Galería de la Raza, which mostly features works by Latinx and Chicanx artists, and helped me fall in love with the arts. Here in Oregon, I’ve been working at OMSI since my move! Most recently, I completed a Master’s Certificate program called Arts & Culture Strategy through the University of Pennsylvania. It taught me a lot about how to successfully run a non-profit/arts organization, which I can’t wait to apply to helping Aurora succeed! Stay tuned to Aurora’s blog for updates throughout the season.