A. Rima Dael
Prior to joining NEPR, Rima was the executive director of institutional advancement & foundation at Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) and the executive director at The Country Dance and Song Society, an international arts service organization for North American traditional dance, music and song. She was also a founding faculty member of the Nonprofit Management & Philanthropy graduate program at Bay Path University. She continues as an adjunct professor in the program.
Rima received her bachelor's degree in Anthropology and Theatre Arts from Mount Holyoke College. She attended Mount Holyoke as an international student and got her first job in the nonprofit arts sector on campus at Summer Theatre at Mount Holyoke College. Rima's master's degree is in Nonprofit Management from the Milano School of Management & Urban Policy at the New School University where she was a Community Development Finance Fellow. Originally from the Philippines, Rima spent her childhood in several Southeast Asian countries, but home is here in the Pioneer Valley.