2020 Student Team
Griffin Guttenberg is from from Las Vegas, Nevada and is a sophomore studying at the University of Arizona looking to major in Business Management once he enters the business school next school year. Music is one of his main interests in life and, although he does not play an instrument, he have taken up the interest into the business side of the music industry. In his future, I hope to obtain a job managing talent with a focus in music.
Lexi Bartley is a sophomore at the University of Arizona, studying Pre-Business (Marketing Intended). She is from a small suburb of Seattle, WA. She loves to travel, make art, watch films, and listen to music. After she graduates, Lexi hopes to go into marketing, public relations, or event coordination within the entertainment industry. She am very excited and grateful for this opportunity to assist with the TurnUp Multimedia Festival production.
Meggie Keung is currently a Sophomore at the University of Arizona's College of Fine Arts. She is a Music BA: Integrated studies major with an Arts Administration minor. She plays the flute and piccolo. Meggie is currently studying under Dr. Brian Luce for flute repertoire and technique. She is an out-of-state student at the U of A from Florida but her hometown resides in Los Angeles, California. Meggie has been a part of marching band and concert band since freshman year of high school to freshman year of college. She is currently still performing with the Wind Symphony band at the U of A as the piccoloist. Some future projects Meggie has in the works are: joining an internship with the UofA recording studio, producing flute choir repertoire, and other little marketing projects for the fine arts as the College of Fine Arts Ambassador's Development Coordinator.
Austin Kruger was born in Tucson and is a Music Composition major. Outside of his academic work, he is active in the contemporary underground music industry and has toured both regionally and internationally with his various projects. As a multi-instrumentalist he has produced and appeared on numerous recordings that have gone on to receive international attention and acclaim. After graduation he intends to continue his composition work by collaborating with other artists such as filmmakers and other content creators as well as continue his pursuit in releasing music and touring.
Tula Lafferty is a senior studying Retailing and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona. She is originally from Farmington, NM, but moved to Tucson, AZ six years ago. She enjoy eating at local restaurants with family and friends. Tula also enjoy dancing fancy shawl, a Native American style of dance, which she has been dancing for 15 years. From dancing, she had to learn how to sew and make my outfits which inspired me to make clothes for my family and myself during my free time. Tula's main goals are to have a positive impact on tribal communities and open more doors in the retail industry for entrepreneurs with unique backgrounds.
Tamir Oknin is a junior at the University of Arizona pursing a BA in Economics and Business Administration. He is originally from Atlanta and is looking to work in the talent management industry after he graduates.
Gigi Ruiz is a freshman at the University of Arizona studying Neuroscience and Cognitive Science and Music Therapy. She is passionate about music and fine arts and was an applied ethnomusicology intern at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, before moving to Tucson. In her free time, Gigi loves to learn new instruments, take photos, explore the outdoors, and teach piano to elementary students. In the future, she hopes to become a Physician-Scientist in neurosurgery and research the impact of music on the brain and rehabilitation. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in the planning of the 2020 TurnUp Music Festival!
Mikayla Valenzuela is a Tucson local in her third year at the University of Arizona Studying Retail and Consumer Science with a minor in Information and Esociety. She loves to spend time with friends and family and travel to new places. After she graduates she hopes to work with a major retail company and help with event planning and PR.
Caleb Urrea is a freshman majoring in Film and Television Production with a minor in Economics. Before college, he produced content for his high school's YouTube channel, which accumlated 14,000 views during his year-long role as Film Club President. He has directed several independent short films, including one that won 4th place in SkillsUSA's statewide competition. In college, he has worked on sets around campus and joined Delta Kappa Alpha, a coeducational fraternity, and University Filmakers Organization, a film production club. He hopes to gain more experience with event management and media production through TURNUP Multimedia Festival.