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Brenna Cronin

Brenna Cronin

BA Theatre Performance (additional concentration in arts management), Western Michigan University

Experience: General Manager of ONE LICENSE, Team Member and advocate for Africa New Life

Areas of Interest: Music, TV/film, Performing arts, Theatre, Dance, Arts/music festivals, Nonprofit work, Development, Copyright Law, Ethics, Public Policy

Ideal Job in 10 Years: Something involving leadership, cultural/societal intersections, and big ideas

What led you to enroll in the MSLCE program at Northwestern? “In no particular order:

  1. Needed a masters degree to break out of my current income bracket.
  2. Lifelong learner and a good time in life to focus on expanding my knowledge of arts administration and the creative industries at large.
  3. I’ve always wanted a larger school experience.  My undergrad in the College of Fine Arts had a strong conservatory component to it.  
  4. I’m dedicated to the northside of Chicago and Evanston – it’s where I live my daily life and NU was a natural fit.
  5. A generous scholarship from the program made the decision between three programs quite easy! “

What are you most looking forwards to about the MSLCE program? Art & Entertainment Law & Ethics / Arts, Public Purpose & Policy

If you could have lunch with one person, who would it be? Brene Brown – Leading from a place of authenticity and vulnerability should be instinctive in every leader.

If you had to describe yourself in three words they would be … Justice-driven, Compassionate, Responsive

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Rwanda or Spain

If you could donate one million dollars, which cause/organization would you choose to support? Women’s education and liberation

What award would you most like to win? The Presidential Medal of Freedom

Where are you from? Chicago, IL