Who We Are

ArtsForce is created and lead by the College of Fine Arts Emerging Leaders Interns. Click here for more info on becoming an Emerging Leaders intern.

 

Benji Drysdale

Benji Drysdale

Emerging Leaders Intern

Hi! I’m Benji Drysdale, I am a cello performance major in the school of music here at the U. I grew up in Salt Lake playing in any music group I could get involved in. I love languages and connecting with people, so, have no fear asking me anything about your experience at the U and how you can make a bigger artistic splash in the community.

Cassandra Webb

Cassandra Webb

Emerging Leaders Intern

My name is Cassandra Webb, and I’m studying Art with an emphasis in Painting and Drawing. My dream job is to be an environmental artist or a director for an animated show or comic project. I’ve experienced firsthand the pervasive uncertainty that comes with trying to start a career in art on my own, and I hope I can help some incoming students get a grasp on their options and the opportunities that so often go missed in our local community! I’m excited to work with artists and explore the ways we can continue learning and developing our skills outside the classroom.

Kaitlin Kerr-Osman

Kaitlin Kerr-Osman

Emerging Leaders Intern

Hi there! My name is Kaitlin Kerr-Osman and I am a Modern Dance major. I hope that students can utilize ArtsForce to get the most out of their college experience and gain connections for their careers after they graduate. I hope that we are able to show students all of the different options they have within the world of fine arts.

Katie McLaughlin

Katie McLaughlin

Emerging Leaders Intern

Hello! My name is Katie McLaughlin and I’m double majoring in Instrumental Music Education and Oboe Performance. I am passionate about helping others find joy and purpose through art. I look forward to my experience with ArtsForce because I want to assist CFA students in “bridging the gap” between their roles as art student and arts professional. 

Kira Sincock

Kira Sincock

Emerging Leaders Intern

Hello!  My name is Kira Sincock and I’m studying Game Art within the Entertainment Arts and Engineering program.  I am also minoring in Drawing within the College of Fine Arts.  I have a passion for traditional art, but I'm exploring the realm of digital and 3D art as well, which are all things I hope to pursue within a future career.  I am especially eager to be apart of the ArtsForce team and work with students in the CFA and beyond!  I look forward to providing students with information and connections to professionals within their respective industries.  Through networking events and career treks, I hope that ArtsForce can be the bridge that relates what is learned in the classroom to what is needed for a successful career in the arts.  I am excited to help my peers bring their professional goals into fruition!

Merinda Christensen

Merinda Christensen

Emerging Leaders Intern

Hi! My name is Merinda Christensen and I’m an Instrumental Performance major with my emphasis/instrument being the harp. With ArtsForce, I hope to help students in the College of Fine Arts find direction as they transition from college to their professional career. The art world has so many opportunities and I want my fellow peers to use ArtsForce to help them find their path to those opportunities. I’m excited to be a part of this amazing team!