Dana Borrelli-Murray

Executive director – Highlander Institute More

To continue reading this article, please do one of the following.


Dana Borrelli-Murray

THE PROP: Dana Borelli-Murray plays the melodica in Providence’s The Extraordinary Rendition Band.
Posted 7/29/13

Executive director – Highlander Institute

Age: 32

Why did you select your


One day, I was working on my Ph.D. in anthropology, and the next, I was running for the hills, landing on urban education policy as a logical fit for my love of systems, social justice and creative change-making.

Where do you see yourself professionally in 10 years?

If I could bet on it, the Highlander Institute will be a national leader in providing innovative support to educators, students and families.

What’s the best career advice you’ve ever been given?

To blaze your own path, to say yes to everything and to not let them see you sweat.

How do you keep a work-life


I spend a lot of my free time practicing and playing with my band. The Extraordinary Rendition Band is a Providence street band that supports local causes, community and activist events. •

PBN Hosted

Two Great Programs...One Great Event. PBN's Annual Celebration of Growth and Innovation is now underway. 2014 applications are now available. Deadline August 1st.
  • Healthiest Employers
    Celebrate with the Healthiest Employers in RI on August 14th at the Providence M ...
  • 40 Under Forty
    Thank you to our sponsors and to all those who attended the 10th Anniversary of ...
Purchase Data
Book of Lists
Book of Lists cover
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.
Data icons
Data can be purchased as single lists, in either Excel or PDF format; the entire database of the published book, in Excel format; or a printed copy of the Book of Lists.
  • Purchase an e-File of a single list
  • Purchase an e-File of the entire Book of Lists database
  • Purchase a printed copy of the Book of Lists
    Latest News