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Eliza Spear

Steering Committee Co-Chair:

Eliza Spear (she/her/hers) is honored to be co-chairing a conference that works so diligently to create an industry that sees just as much inclusivity as it does talent. Majoring in Music Production and Recording Arts and minoring in Communications, Spear hopes to bring this conference to new heights while keeping it true to its roots that captivated college students and beyond. Outside of the conference, Spear works towards furthering her own artist career.

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Lauren Cash

Steering Committee Co-Chair:

Lauren Cash (she/her/hers) is a senior Music Production and Recording Acts major with a minor in Professional Sales. She has been involved in Leading Women in Audio every year she’s been at Elon and could not be more excited to return as the Co-Chair along with Eliza Spear! Last year, she served as the technical director and aims to bring the skills she’s acquired to LWIA’s 4th annual conference. Lauren hopes to further grow LWIA’s presence and core values: female empowerment, diversity, and inclusion within the Audio Industry.

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Carolina Lage Chavez

Co-Director of Hospitality:

Carolina Lage Chavez (she/her/hers) is a senior at Elon University from Havana, Cuba studying Music Production and Recording Arts and Piano Performance. This is her first year as part of the Steering Committee as Co-Director of Hospitality. After attending past LWIA Conferences, she knew that she wanted to be a part of the planning process. Carolina is excited about being a part of the connection between well established women in the industry and students who are just discovering their passion for audio, and she looks forward to what this year's conference has to offer.

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Veda Skog

Co-Director of Hospitality:

Veda Skog (she/her/hers) is a Sophomore from Anoka, Minnesota with the intention to major in Communication Design and Adventure-Based Learning with a minor in Leadership Studies. Veda is very eager and excited to get more involved in the music industry and work as the Co-Director of Hospitality!

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Juliana Schiano

Graphic Designer:

Juliana Schiano (she/they) is a junior Communication Design and Human Service Studies double major from Berwyn, Pennsylvania. She is excited to work with LWIA to help diversify the field of audio through photography and design.

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Sarina Smith

Public Relations Director:

Sarina Smith (she/her/hers)is a sophomore from Charlotte, North Carolina double majoring in Music Production and Recording Arts and Data Analytics, with a minor in Statistics. As the first Public Relations Director for Leading Women in Audio, she is ready to brainstorm ideas to spread the word around the campus of Elon about its mission of strong women in the music and entertainment industry. She believes that women can gain confidence and leadership by supporting one another and making connections to create new paths for next generations to come.

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Andrew High

Online Management Director:

Andrew High (he/him/his) is a senior Recording Arts major from Belmont, NC. He is excited to further the LWIA mission of representation and diversity in the music industry.

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Colin McSteen

Co-Technical Director:

Colin McSteen (he/him/his) is a junior Music Production & Recording Arts major from Pittsburgh, PA. He has helped as a member of the LWIA Tech Team since his first year at Elon and is excited to serve as Technical Director this year. Colin seeks to further the LWIA mission of highlighting professional women in the industry.

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Kyle Sorenson

Co-Technical Director:

Kyle (he/him/his) is a senior from Greenland, New Hampshire, majoring in Creative Writing. He is on the technology team for this year’s conference, and is looking forward to helping with its mission of promoting women’s roles in the audio industry! Following graduation this spring, Kyle hopes to pursue a career in audio as a recording and mixing engineer.

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Wen Guo

Communications Mentor:

Dr. Wen Guo (she/her/hers) is an Assistant Professor of Arts Administration. She studies a broad array of topics in arts administration and cultural policy with both qualitative and quantitative methods. She is a recent research fellow of the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) affiliated with Indiana University, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Art Schools Network. She is passionate about supporting students-leading activities on gender disparity and career development in the creative sector.