Search LA is a global network of women working in music, which I became actively involved with in 2015. I acted as Community Director for the Los Angeles chapter of, managing a team of 25 volunteers to produce music performances, self defense workshops, shared meals and mixers, and other community-building events. I led monthly meetings on upcoming projects and priorities, working closely with the founder of Andreea Magdalina and global team.

In collaboration with Kathy Suarez and Intersessions, we produced a one-day festival called SSSO*SESSIONS at Ace Hotel DTLA with support from Native Instruments. Our team was interviewed by August Brown for a feature on the cover of the LA Times Calendar section, promoting this event and the organization. The full article, published on 07 April 2018 can be found here:

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