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PAA Alumni on the Move During Covid-19

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On Friday, April 9, five Performing Arts Administration alumni who have taken their careers to the next level during the pandemic shared their experiences with current students and alumni. Co-moderated by Program Administrator Minji Kim and Graduate Assistant Natasha Collier, the conversation with the PAA alumni explored various topics, such as securing a promotion, moving to a new company, and switching to a new art discipline. The alumni panelists also shared how the PAA degree helped them develop a professional network and how they leveraged these connections to achieve their career objectives.

Students also had a chance to speak directly and connect with the alumni panelists in a more intimate setting during the breakout sessions that followed the panel discussion.

This event is part of the Performing Arts Administration graduate program’s Conversations with PAA Alumni Series.

Alumi Panelists

Jenna Jacobs (‘15)
Director of Development, Paul Taylor Dance Company

Sheldon Fisher (‘19)
Individual Giving Associate, WNET New York Public Media

Lynn Chang (‘20)
Individual Giving Associate, Film Forum

Billy Fidler (‘18)
Manager of Institutional Giving, City Parks Foundation

Jess Edkins (‘13)
Producer, The Paley Center for Media