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.

 

Bennett Blake

Bennett Blake

Emerging Leaders Intern

Hey! I’m Blake and I am doing a double-major in Art History and Finance and a minor in Art Technology. My passion for modern and contemporary art started during high school when I would frequently visit The Art Institute of Chicago. I hope to leverage my business and art background to help College of Fine Arts students communicate the value of their arts degree to future employers. 

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!

Cayden Turnbow

Cayden Turnbow

Emerging Leaders Intern

Hi! My name is Cayden Turnbow and I am currently a Film and Media Arts Major. On the first day of orientation, I promised myself I would get involved as much as possible with the opportunities that the U offers so I joined the Film Production Club, Student Media, and now ArtsForce! Along with sharing the many opportunities already provided on campus, I want to expand the University of Utah's potential for Art Students and launching their careers.

Pablo Cruz-Ayala

Pablo Cruz-Ayala

Emerging Leaders Intern

Hi! I’m Pablo and I am doing a double-major in Fine Art with an emphasis in Painting/Drawing and Biomedical Engineering. My passion for pursuing the community power of art has led me to Art residencies here in Utah and as abroad as France. I am excited to bridge the fields of art and stem to create more inclusive and accessible opportunities for College of Fine Arts students setting them up to enrich any future endeavors in the arts abroad. 

Duke Ross

Duke Ross

Emerging Leaders Intern

Hello! My name is Duke Ross and I’m a fourth-year student majoring in Film and Media Arts and minoring in Digital Photography at The University of Utah. I have had the opportunity to produce several short films during my time at the U, and in addition to ArtsForce, I am the current secretary of the Film Production Club and the director of View From The U’s “Undeclared” segment. I believe that having access to a resource like ArtsForce is extremely valuable to CFA students, especially CFA students who are studying film, given that filmmaking is incredibly reliant upon collaboration and networking.