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DeYandré Thaxton

DeYandré Thaxton
BA in Arts & Entertainment Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Area(s) of Interest: Music, TV/film, Visual arts, Fine arts, Photography, Video/digital media, Arts/music festivals, Entrepreneurship, PR/Marketing, Wellness and Fashion

Experience: My most significant achievement is managing my mother’s art career since her retirement from teaching in 2009. Witnessing her growth as an artist over my lifetime has been really inspiring. It’s an honor to both find opportunities and ensure her story is told accurately.

Ideal job in 10 Years: To be a creative director wearing multiple hats across film, fashion, podcasting, music, and wellness.

What led you to enroll in the MSLCE program at Northwestern? MSLCE is the program that I’ve dreamt of. Business acumen tailored for artistic fields and camaraderie amongst creatives led me to enroll. I hope to gain both the knowledge and the confidence to pursue my goals in the entertainment industry.

What are you most looking forward to about the MSLCE program? I’m psyched for the Digital TV class!

If you could have lunch with anyone person (living or dead) who would it be? Dave Chappelle

Where are you from? Boston, MA