Mary Roeder began as the Residency Coordinator in the Education and Community Engagement Department at UMS in 2007. In this role, she manages and maintains many of the relationships cultivated organizationally with members of the broader cultural communities represented in the region as well as within the University of Michigan. In addition, Mary is responsible for overseeing and implementing all artist residency and community and university educational outreach programs, connecting regularly with dance, theater, jazz, world, and classical music and student audiences. Mary has also recently taken on a larger role in the UMS Programming Department, serving as both the lead producer for approximately a quarter of UMS’s mainstage presentations as well as a contributing curator. She works with a teen center in Ann Arbor called the Neutral Zone on an annual project called Breakin’ Curfew which allows a team of 20 teen curators the chance to interact with a professional arts presenter and culminates in a two-hour mainstage production on the UMS season reflecting the best teen talent across genres in southeast Michigan. Mary holds a Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan.