Graduated from Boston University. Currently working at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix; AZ.
Aaron attends Northern Arizona University as a secondary music education major with an emphasis in instrumental music. He’s the public representative for NAU’s chapter of the National Association for Music Education or NAFME. Aaron plays tenor in a saxophone quartet that is always looking for gigs in Flagstaff. After college, Aaron is considering getting his master’s in saxophone performance, then ultimately a D.M.A. in saxophone performance as he’d like to teach at a university. Aaron says, “If there are students coming to NAU for music it is a fantastic program and they should definitely check out NAFME, and there are also several other organizations that promote music education but they are focused on choir and strings.”
Talia studies in Florence, Italy. She’s studying photography, the history of the European Union and Italy, and of course, Italian. She also has an internship as a teacher’s assistant in an English class at a high school in Florence. When she gets back to Sarah Lawrence College in New York, she plans to find an internship in fashion and advertising.
I did not get a college degree, however that did not stop me from starting 2 of my own businesses which are my main source of income today. I climbed my way out of retail and service work by working 2 jobs during the day and dedicating evenings to my ambitions. I now work as an independent social media marketer, representing small businesses in Portland, OR. I am also a Social Media Influencer with an audience of over 30 thousand fans @wickedazura_gamer. I found a niche in Gaming, Lifestyle blogging and livestreaming. With this leverage I independently advertise working closely with and on behalf of Facebook Gaming, Twitch, and other brands on the forefront of the gaming and entertainment industry.
My fondest moments at FALA were performing as Adelaide in Guys and Dolls and reading Guns Germs and Steel, which shaped my perspective on politics and American History.