RSE is deeply saddened to have recently lost a remarkable member of our family. Mariana Baserga was living proof of how extraordinarily beautiful a person can be, inside and out. Her spirit was warm and loving and she had a unique gift for making everyone she encountered feel comfortable and special. She always greeted you with her winning smile and a genuine embrace.

A good friend to many of us and a great colleague to all, never did she give you anything less than her best. Whether she was working on a project with you or researching the newest foodie hot spot to treat you to, you could always rely on Mariana. Her intelligence, passion and fierce dedication for serving those less fortunate made her a powerful and invaluable force. A true profile in courage, she faced her health challenges with confidence and grace, leaving us all in awe of her strength.

While the void in our hearts will never be filled, we take some comfort in the gratitude we feel for having known her. Mariana will be profoundly missed but never forgotten.