Carol Marine, Community Representative

Carol Marine is a Senior Program Manager at Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) in Boston.  Since joining CHAPA in 2010, she has been responsible for many of CHAPA’s affordable housing and community development programs including Chapter 40B Monitoring efforts, foreclosure mitigation initiatives and the annual Affordable Housing Development Competition.  She previously worked for Just A Start Corporation in Cambridge. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Tufts University and a J. D. from Boston College Law School.  She is a member of both the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Bars.

Carol is the daughter of the late Anita S. Marine who, at the age of ninety, became Nancy’s oldest violin student.  Anita embodied the idea that music has the power to be life changing, particularly for those who have played from an early age.  Having played the violin from the age of five deep into her nineties when Alzheimer’s had eviscerated her memory, Anita was able to perform and enjoy the classic repertoire in ensemble with many of Nancy’s Upbeat students.

Carol also serves on the Board of Directors of the Lexington Symphony and is a founder of the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre, home to the Torrington Symphony Orchestra, in Torrington, CT.  Carol is delighted to join the Upbeat Advisory Board and work with Nancy to expand the program to offer more students the opportunity to learn and enjoy strings and ensemble playing, hopefully for a lifetime.

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