Student Profiles

MSLCE Students 2016-17

Agbele, Natalie HeadshotNatalie Agbele
BS Economics and Finance, Newcastle University
Experience: Treasurer of the Afro-Caribbean Society
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Owner of established event planning business

Aldrich, AmyHeadshotAmy Aldrich
BM Performing Arts Management and Business Administration, DePaul University
Experience: Development Intern at Redmoon as a volunteer for the Great Chicago Fire Festival and work with nonprofit development tasks
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Development Director for a large scale orchestra like the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Minda Cerva
BA  Theatre/Arts Administration, Miami University
Experience: Talent agent, representing actors for television, film and stage
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Company manager on Broadway, national touring theatre, or acclaimed regional theatre

Cofield, Jaquise, HeadshotJaquise Cofield
BA Broadcast Journalism with a concentration in Film Studies, Hampton University
Experience: Intern at Paramount Pictures during the 2015 Toronto Film Festival
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Own a television network and create documentary films

Claire Conard headshotClaire Conard
BA Theatre Arts, Lawrence University
Experience: Co-founder of the Greyfell Theatre Company
Ideal Job in 10 Years: A leading administrator for a theatre company or holding a leadership role for a branding, marketing, and promotions company for artists and artistic organizations

Desrochers, Samara HeadshotSamara Desrochers
BM Music Performance, University of Toronto
Experience: Studied music abroad in Germany for one year
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Youth concert director with a symphony orchestra

Dong, XiaoyuCheri Dong
BS Video Production, Ohio University
Experience: Producer and director of independent microfilms that had a crew of 25 nonprofessional members
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Film/TV Producer

Fah Sang, Alexander HeadshotAlexander Fah Sang
BA History and Business Institutions, Northwestern University
Experience: Managed the public profiles and social media accounts of up-and-coming fitness model competitors and others in the health and fitness industry
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Something that blends positive entrepreneurship, creativity, and business

Giovannetti, Joseph HeadshotJoseph Giovanetti
BM Music Education, Indiana University
Experience: Director of Choral Activities at Saint Viator High School and Choral Director at New Prairie High School. I am also an avid director and choreographer for musical theater productions
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Director of Education for a music, theater, or dance program, or Project Manager/Creative Development Role for a creative corporation in the performing arts/entertainment industry

He, Chen HeadshotChen He
BS Finance, University of Miami
Experience: Microcredit Asset-Backed Securitization, Private Investment in Public Equity, IPO, M&A Funds
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Owner of art investment business

Hounihan-1John Hounihan
BBA Management & Leadership Studies, University of Houston
Experience:  Producer of an Undergraduate Theater Troupe for 3 years
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Producing at a high level of theatre or owning a medium-sized theater

Huang, Gaoyuan HeadshotLouis Huang
BA Chinese Language and Literature, Fudan University
Experience: Co-founder of campus cultural studio
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Owner of a creative company

Hudson, Kathleen headshotKathleen Hudson
BA Music, Loyola Marymount University
Experience: Singing in a private concert in the Sistine Chapel in Rome; production assistant for a concert that was part of the Los Angeles World Sacred Music Festival
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Director of Audience Education at a top tier opera house

Iyer, Aswathi HeadshotAswathi Iyer
B.Arch, Manipal Institute of Technology
Experience: Volunteer for the NGO Make A Difference which provides tutors for underprivileged children; Directed a  six-week long theatre boot camp for amateur actors that culminated in a stage performance
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Running a creative studio that uses theatre and theatre-based activities to help children realize their hidden potential

Jeong, Eu Jin HeadshotEu Jin Jeong
BA Graphic Design/Art History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Experience: Participated in Hi!Seoul International Art Festival & Internship in Y&R
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Art Director in multinational PR/Marketing firm


Cindy Lau
BFA, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago
Experience: Art sales; Educating young children about arts and crafts
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Owner of an arts management company

Lee, Reavens HeadshotReavens Lee
BFA Graphic Design, Columbia College Chicago
Experience: Art Director and Graphic Designer for design firm ADG
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Creator of a startup visual production and marketing company focused on culinary art

Lester, Paige headshotPaige Lester
BA Dance, Sociology & Musical Theatre Choreography, Northwestern University
Experience: Artistic Director/President of Steam Heat Dance Company
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Owner/manager of a dance studio

Li, Doudou HeadshotDebbie Li
BA Economics and Business Administration, University of Southern California
Experience: Cofounder and Investor in Be Union (He Nan Province Study Abroad Students Association), Founder and President of ISEE Dance
Ideal Job in 10 Years: I would like to run on my own business for my two start ups, ISEE Dance and Be Union

Yu Lili-yu-headshot-sm
BA Communication, University of Colorado, Denver
Experience: Designed a PR plan with a group for Mile High Workshop, a non-profit matching small businesses that need development with marginalized people to find transitional jobs and re-integrate into the society.
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Creative project manager, promoting international video and digital work, so that people can understand the authentic local culture and the diverse world through different points of view.

Liu, Wenli HeadshotWenli Liu
BFA Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Experience: Started a public art project called “Living Ruins” and built a community-based public sculpture for the residents in Ludian, Yunnan, China, who experienced a serious earthquake in summer 2014.
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Film producer

Melanie Lunardi
BM Voice Performance, DePaul University
Experience: Current Voice and Guitar Program Director at Chicago’s Merit School of Music
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Director of Education for a major symphony or opera

Alex McKenna
BS Art Education, Illinois State University
Experience: Worked with the Museum Ambassador Program at the de Young Fine Art Museum in San Francisco
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Own and operate an art gallery or arts residency program

Perez, Luis HeadshotLuis Perez
BA Arts Management, Columbia College Chicago
Experience: Eight years of  experience at Chicago Public Media as a talk show host and producer, and producer of the Hip Hop freestyle battle rap documentary and event Rhyme Spitters
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Director of Programming and Content Development

Chip Potter
BA English, DePauw University
Ideal Job in 10 Years:

Skehan, Zoe HeadshotZoe Skehan
BA Art History/Visual Media Studies, University of Redlands
Experience: Founder of the first environmental sorority, Kappa Pi Zeta
Ideal Job in 10 Years: In an artistic field that such as film or visual arts.

Sprull, Quinton HeadshotQuinton Sprull
BS Learning and Organizational Change, Northwestern University
Experience: Worked abroad at Northwestern’s Qatar campus in student finance for nearly four years
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Working in programming for a television network

Suria, Avielle HeadshotAvielle Suria Trenche
BFA Studio Art, Macalester College
Experience: Museum Fellow with the Minnesota Historical Society
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Director of Development or Director of Inclusion and Diversity in a top notch art museum/national nonprofit or a Marketing Director at a large corporation

Tian, Yuan HeadshotYuan Tian
BBA Finance, University of Miami, Coral Gables
Experience: Co-founder, Mobile Game-Star’s Poker
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Working in TMT industries or finance industry related to TMT industries

Vernea Connor, Lauren F16Lauren Vernea
BA Theatre & Political Science, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale
Experience: Founder of Cape Coast Dreams Theatre in Chicago, and currently producer, songwriter and lead actor in the web series Art is Charisma
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Own and operate production company full-time, working in film, music, and theatre; Freelance actor and singer; Owner of a consulting firm offering services for arts and non-profit marketing, public relations, grant-writing, and management

Sabrina WangWang, Sabrina Headshot
BA Communication/East Asian Studies, University of Southern California
Experience: Executive board of Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society, USC Chapter; PR Chair of USC Annenberg Asian Student Association; Marketing Intern at Niche Media, Los Angeles Confidential Magazine
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Working in the PR/communication sector of the art industry

Wright, Kelsey HeadshotKelsey Wright
BS Art, Certificate in Entrepreneurship, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Experience: Working at the Art Institute of Chicago and studying abroad in Italy during undergrad
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Own a own arts organization that provides classes to kids and their families

Robin Zhou
BA TV Editing and Broadcasting, Fudan University
Experience: Management Assistant for the Global Alliance of SMEs China; Summit Coordinator for the Summit of International Business Leaders Shanghai held by GASME and Overseas Education College Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Entrepreneur of a media & creative company

Zhu, Ruida headshotLeslie Zhu
BA Communication Arts, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunication/New York Institute of Technology
Experience: China Representative of UNEP at the Asian International Model United Nations (AIMUN), 2013; Journalist, Online Media Department at Nanjing He Fu Cultural Media Co. Ltd.,2015
Ideal Job in 10 Years: Creative Director at a museum or an advertising agency