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Caroline L

- Research Program Mentor

MA at New York University


Music, Marketing, Communications, Media Studies, Anthropology, Ethnography, Leadership, Administration, and Operations


I am the Marketing and Communications Manager at the Asian Cultural Council of New York where I organize and execute all aspects of our nonprofit marketing strategies. In the summer of 2022, I graduated from a masters program at NYU Gallatin where I studied the social and cultural history of classical music. Prior to graduate school, I worked in both nonprofit and corporate settings, and began more formally teaching and mentoring in 2019 as an administrator and education consultant primarily working on higher education application materials ranging from essay editing to test prep. On my off days, I love finding delicious and cheap food in New York City, adventuring across the 5 boroughs on a bike, and singing karaoke with my friends. Singing is what led me to the research and work I do today, and I love learning about what drives people into the passion projects they choose!

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Analyzing the Cultural and Political Implications of COVID-19 in the Performing Arts

Indefinite change across international industries is imminent at this time of systemic and structural development, after the world was (and continues to be) rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the notable sectors that is ripe for opportunity in this time of change is the non-profit performing arts sector. Questioning what the origins of where non-profit work came from and evolved to become is one of the initial questions a student can begin to uncover. We will move into the social outward actions that performing arts organizations have taken to maintain traditions while also questioning those very traditions in the context of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Students may emerge from this research and analysis with social/programatic pitches to performing arts organizations on how they may best enact development in this time. Whether this pitch is through a paper, presentation, podcast, short film/video series, etc., they will hopefully have added their thoughtful opinion into the modern conversation of an industry that remains a foundational representative of entertainment as we know it.

Adaptive Leadership for Social and Economic Team Building

Ideas of leadership and authority in our modern society have been repeated over centuries. The evolution of these various leadership styles are often seen as tools used in business and organizations to increase and encourage efficiency, but is the idea of 'good' leadership what we actually see being practiced in the field today? In this project, students will differentiate the concepts of technical and adaptive challenges in the context of leadership. They will question the hierarchy of organizational structures, and consider how adaptive takes on leadership may cause more lasting outcomes, while working through the social struggle of core value shifting. Ideally, students will come out of this project with a report on active change that resulted from their adaptive leadership in practice.

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Teaching experience

I have worked with various levels of undergraduate and entering graduate students both in person and online as a teacher, mentor, counselor, and leader. I began my more formal teaching and mentorship experience in 2019 as an administrator and education consultant primarily working on higher education application materials ranging from essay editing to test prep. Most recently, I worked as a group mentor/leader at NYU Gallatin for a course entitled Music, Media, and Marketing. In this position I curated informal group agendas and led weekly group meetings for 16 undergraduate students, building community and friendships.


Work experience

Asian Cultural Council (2022 - Current)
Marketing and Communications Manager
New York University — Gallatin School (2020 - 2022)
Affinity Group Leader
Minerva Prep (2019 - 2020)
Director of Business Operations
GTT Communications (2018 - 2019)
Event Technology Administrator


Smith College
BA Bachelor of Arts (2017)
Music and Economics
New York University
MA Master of Arts
Individualized Study — Social and Cultural History of Classical Music

Completed Projects

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