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Anna-Maria Goossens

Public Relations Director | House Manager


B.A., English, Amherst College
Certificate of Arts Management, UMass Arts Extension Service

Anna-Maria Goossens is the Department of Theater Public Relations Director as well as the House Manager. In her 20 years with the department, she has crafted digital and print communications such as season brochures, banners, press releases, posters, radio spots, and print advertising, as well as overseeing the department's web and social media presence. Her duties also include donor cultivation, community outreach, and audience education. She advises and mentors students working on internships or independent studies in public relations. She also manages the department's front-of-house operations for department public events, leading a team of student ushers and box office managers.

She holds the rank of fourth-degree black belt in Shorin Ryu Okinawan Karate at Northampton Karate, where she serves as a senior instructor, leading the teen and brown belt training programs.