Marissa Birne is the marketing and communications manager at The Rivers School Conservatory. A community-builder and believer in the power of music to inspire positive social change, she has also served as assistant director of the Manawa Ora Children Community Choir in Wellington, New Zealand, as assistant to the director of a chorus of elderly singers at North Hill Senior Living Community and as co-founder of Tufts Public Harmony, which provides uplifting concerts at shelters and assisted living facilities. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, baking, dancing, practicing yoga and spending time with loved ones.