Marie Basso joined the Humanities Council in November 2018, as program manager for the Program in Linguistics and the Program in Italian Studies. In this role, she works closely with the program directors to manage all aspects of program administration. Her responsibilities include academic and curricular management in support of program faculty and students; overseeing program budgets and expenses; planning and executing program lecture series, conferences and workshops; and communications management and outreach.
Before joining the Council, Marie had worked in the Office of the Dean of the Faculty for six years, supporting a wide variety of Princeton faculty-related processes, including faculty searches, junior faculty appointments, program directorships and executive committee appointments. Prior to her coming to Princeton, Marie had served as a senior administrator in the Center for Biotechnology at Temple University, coordinating all administrative aspects of the Center, including the recruitment and appointment of its international faculty and research staff. She had previously lived in Italy for eight years, working at the University of Siena Medical School as an administrative coordinator for international scientific conferences and as an editor and translator of scientific manuscripts. Marie graduated from Haverford College magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, with a B.A. in English, and she is fluent in Italian.