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Sal Piscopo

Sal Piscopo is the Founder and Managing Director of Ether Advisory Partners, a consulting firm focused on advising leading private equity firms on their M&A strategies across the software, technology, and technology-enabled services sectors in the U.S. and Canada. Sal brings a strong track record of nearly 15 years of successful M&A, corporate strategy, and …

Jacqueline Churchwell

Jacqueline Churchwell is a strategy and operations leader. She is currently the Director of Strategy & Operations for WeWork. She also is the CEO and co-founder of gratia, a strategy and operations consulting firm with clients including Better.com, quantum computing SPAC and a Boston-based healthcare non-profit.  Previously, Jacqueline was with Bain & Company and Bridgewater. …

Scot Maitland

Scot Maitland serves as the Development Associate – Donor & Government Relations. He has a BAAS in Business from the University of North Texas. His fundraising and marketing experiences have taken him from Dallas to Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Austin, and back again in New York. Before joining Education Through Music, Scot worked for …

Kaitlin Hines-Vargas

Kaitlin Hines-Vargas proudly serves as the Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager at Education Through Music. She has a B.A. with a concentration in Choreography and Creative Writing from Hampshire College. Her career in Development and Fundraising spans nearly two decades, during which she has raised funds and stewarded relationships for numerous dance studios and companies, …

Arpan Somani

Arpan Somani is currently leading strategic partnerships at Codecademy, where his work crosses product integrations, curriculum partnerships, and enterprise growth. Prior to that, Arpan was involved in partnerships/product marketing at SoundCloud, where he also started the employee resource group for employees of color, Clouds of Color. His focus at SoundCloud was on helping young, emerging …

Larrej Drayton

Larrej Drayton received his B.M. in Performance with a concentration in Opera Performance from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. At his undergraduate University, he worked heavily as Assistant Artistic Director of Hub City Opera and Dance Company and assistant conductor of their productions of Opera …

Kristen Burnette

Kristen Burnette recently graduated from New York University with a Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education and a NYS Teaching Certification. Throughout her collegiate career, Kristen concentrated in voice and gained experience performing various vocal genres in the choral and solo settings. In the classroom, Kristen facilitates meaningful music-making opportunities that incorporate movement, composition, and …

Ashley D’Amico

Ashley D’Amico obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from Hofstra University with a concentration in Orchestra. Her primary instrument is the violin, but during her studies, she discovered the joys of the General Music classroom. From there, Ashley has focused on musical play and creativity. As a Reserve Teacher, she is excited …

Joell Ortiz

Brooklyn-born rapper Joell Ortiz has earned much respect throughout the hip-hop scene, receiving critical acclaim with his many albums and mixtapes, in addition to achieving mainstream success as part of the supergroup Slaughterhouse. He is renowned for his tireless worth ethic as well as his strong narrative skills and freestyling abilities. Making his proper debut …