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Anna-Maria Goossens

Public Relations Director | House Manager

Anna-Maria Goossens, UMass Amherst Department of Theater

(413) 545-6808

Fine Arts Center, Room 109

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

Anna-Maria Goossens is the Department of Theater Public Relations Director, managing and/or creating print and online publications, development efforts and public relations efforts. In her 13 years with the department, she has crafted digital and print publicity materials such as season brochures, banners, press releases, posters, radio spots, and print advertising. Her duties also include donor cultivation, community outreach, and audience education. She maintains the department's web site by editing content and overseeing periodic site redesign. She advises and mentors students working on internships or independent studies in public relations.

In addition to her work at UMass, she is the copy editor of Gastronome, the magazine for United States membership of the Chaîne des Rotisseurs. She holds the rank of fourth-degree black belt in Shorin Ryu Okinawan Karate at Northampton Karate, where she serves as a senior instructor.