President, Maremel Institute; Faculty, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
Associate Professor, Music and Entertainment Studies,; City Councilman, Glendale, CO, USA
Alex is a designer and multimedia producer who graduated from UCLA with a degree in communication studies. He began working with clients as a sophomore in high school and has continued that entrepreneurial spirit through endeavors in audio engineering, product design, and most recently, virtual events. Looking to the future, Alex hopes to take leadership roles at the intersection of music and technology while pursuing graduate education.
Ali is a World Arts and Music Industry student at UCLA with an extensive background in radio, talent buying, communications, and music event planning. With a curricular focus in cultural ethnography, Ali is passionate about diversifying representation and accessibility in music communities globally.
Emma completed two years as an Advertising major at Temple University and is now a transfer Music Business student at the University of Colorado Denver. She is currently the college Multi-Genre Marketing and Press representative for Universal Music Group in both Denver, CO and Philadelphia, PA. Also, she caters to her community as a music intern at Levitt Pavilion Denver- a non-profit amphitheater. Lastly, she now does freelance marketing, press, and management work.
Jake works at the University of Colorado Boulder where he helps connect students to industry, with a focus on creative industries. He earned a bachelor’s in political science from CU-Boulder and is now pursuing a master’s degree in international business, with a focus on digital globalization, at CU Denver. In his free time, Jake enjoys playing guitar in his band, recording music, reading, snowboarding, and spending time with his family.
Kenzi has a BS in Music Business from CU Denver, and she is currently working toward her MA in Arts Management at CSU. She founded Lady Cactus Media, an organization providing subsidized video content for musicians, in 2016 and currently serves as the Creative Director. She has worked with Girls Rock Denver in various leadership roles, collaborated with Underground Music Showcase as a talent buyer, spent time as a touring concert photographer, and plays in the rock band Kinesics.
Melissa is a recent graduate from the University of California, Davis with dual degrees in Design and Mechanical Engineering. She is now doing freelance web and graphic design work headquartered in Northern California. Additionally, she has a strong background in event planning and management. Outside of her work with web design and graphics, Melissa enjoys furniture making and interior design with a passion.
Sara Ballesteros is an undergraduate Music Industry student at UCLA. With previous experience in the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation and Accidental Entertainment, she plans to work in A&R or artist management.
Shaina is a 4th-year undergraduate Cognitive Science major and Music Industry minor at UCLA. She has a background in music recording as a vocalist, music directing for her acapella group, and participating in cognitive psychology research. She hopes to incite change by combining her love for music, cognition, and social change/public policy. She is a big believer in the power of music to inspire and heal.
Sophia is an undergraduate Communication Studies major at UCLA, and she is also pursuing a double-minor in Music Industry and Film, TV, and Digital Media. Outside of her studies, she is involved in UCLA Radio and on the 2021-2022 board for the A Wish For Animals chapter at UCLA. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in either the music industry or in film with a goal to increase accessibility and representation in artistic communities.
Stevi Rae Page
Stevi Rae Page is an undergraduate student studying political science and the music industry at UCLA. She enjoys hosting her own radio show, writing music, and debating around the globe. After graduation, she plans to enter the music industry, working on artists’ behalf at a record label or management company.