CMG Executive Board

Austin Clay Jones

WVBR General Manager

Austin Clay Jones

I’m a PMA major in the College of Arts and Science from northern Virginia. I’ve been with CMG since the fall of my freshman year and I am excited about continuing to help CMG grow as an organization.

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March 2020

Clara Enders

Treasurer

Clara Enders

I am a sophomore in the ILR School, and I just transferred to Cornell in the fall of 2019. As treasurer, I am eager to work with the different business facets of CMG to ensure that everyone is on the same page! I am from Scarsdale, New York, and on-campus I am also a hiking trip leader, a student educator at the Johnson Museum, and a writer for the Cornell humor magazine. A fun fact about me is that my Bat Mitzvah seven years ago was radio themed-- foreshadowing!

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March 2020

Trevor Bacchi

Sales Manager

Trevor Bacchi

Hello! I am majoring in Communication and minoring in Film. I was born and raised in Long Island, New York. Since my first semester at Cornell I have enjoyed being involved at WVBR and the greater CMG. During the summer of 2019 I interned in the Business Development Department at RWS an Emmy Award-winning Entertainment Group that operates out of NYC. During the winter of 2020 I interned at Connoisseur Media Long Island and am excited to apply my newfound skills at the station. As originally put by Mary Kay Ash, “Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, ‘Make me feel important.’ Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.”

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October 2019

Sharif Abbasi

Business Director

Sharif Abbasi

I am an Industrial and Labor Relations major from New Jersey who is very interested in the intersection between media platforms, technology, and business. I love making instrumentals and making music in my spare time and I'm really excited to be apart of the Guild. I am truly looking to connect the 3 subsidiaries of the Guild and make it a more interwoven platform for young creatives on campus. I have a lot of great ideas about maximizing potential revenue, improving awareness on campus, and connecting with aspiring musicians, filmmakers, and innovators on campus. I truly am looking forward to working with all of you and can not wait to get started!

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March 2020

Sebastian M. Fernandez

CornellRadio.com Director

Sebastian M. Fernandez

I hosted two shows on CornellRadio.com in fall of 2018 and I thought it was super dope so I was like, "I'll be the CornellRadio.com director." When asked, my friends would describe me as "tall," "bad at bass guitar," and "goal-oriented." I want to work in the digital media industry and I'm studying English and business. Definitely check out all the great radio shows on CornellRadio.com!!! After King Neptune's crown is stolen, SpongeBob and Patrick go on a quest in 6 days to retrieve his crown. On the way SpongeBob and Patrick defeat many evildoers using their brains and bronzes. While this is happening someone is taking over Bikini Bottom and SpongeBob and Patrick must defeat this mastermind.

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March 2019

Danny Alvarado-Gómez

Marketing Director

Danny Alvarado-Gómez

Hey everyone! I'm glad to be around for what is now my third year. I am excited to work again with you all again and bring about some innovative ways we can create content! Also, don't forget to use my GIFs next time youre on Instagram or Snapchat (type up "dalvago" and then whatever keyword you want!)

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March 2019

Lauryn Hamilton

Promotions Director

Lauryn Hamilton

Hi! This is my 2nd year in promotions and I’m optimistic for what the year has in store! My favorite artists are Pink Floyd, Tame Impala and Lana Del Rey. I like to run, journal and hang out with my friends in my free time. I’m from Cleveland, Ohio, go bucks!

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March 2018

Kiseki "Kiki" Quintero

Cornell Media Guild President

Kiseki "Kiki" Quintero

Hello! I am an LA native who is majoring in Communication and Developmental Sociology with a minor in Business. I have been focusing my academic coursework on Media Communication and Marketing. I aspire to work in Digital Marketing specifically in Social Media Marketing. I have interned at Fender and am currently interning at Sup Podcasting. During my free time, I like to watch horror movies or watch Bon Appetite on YouTube for cooking inspiration.

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March 2020

Jackie Torres

WVBR Assistant General Manager

Jackie Torres

Hey there! I am majoring in Industrial and Labor Relations with minors in Business, and Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Cornell. I was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where I worked for an NPR affiliate as a youth producer. It was there where I fell in love with radio and the intimacy that it brings. I love writing comedy, playing the banjo, and...accounting. I'm super excited to join the executive board as Assistant GM!

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March 2020

Andie Blaine Chapman

Training & Recruitment Director

Andie Blaine Chapman

Avid music lover & collector of vinyl! Spent a year at WHRW 90.5 FM Binghamton and was a trained DJ, loved the experience training and learning about radio stations. Super excited to meet the new trainees and create an atmosphere of friendship and encourage bonding in WVBR!

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March 2020

Alberto Morales Nuñez

Content Manager

Alberto Morales Nuñez

I am a Junior in the ILR school with a minor in Latino Studies and Business. I grew up in western Colorado and transferred to Cornell University after spending my freshmen year at the University of Colorado Boulder. I am excited to work with the marketing team to help deliver content and establish WVBR's Brand. I am hoping to pursue a career in marketing so this is a great opportunity that will give me valuable insights into the marketing operations of an organization. Although I have lived in Colorado the majority of my life I have never gone skiing.

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March 2020

Director of Alumni Relations

Michael "Mike" Seitz

Mike is a current sophomore studying in the ILR School with minors in International Relations and Law & Society. He is from Huntington, NY and co-hosts WVBR's newest sports radio show/podcast "Big Red Banter." Mike is always excited to talk about sports, movies, and national news.

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March 2020

Lauren "Lo" Thomas

Music Director

Lauren "Lo" Thomas

Hello! My name is Lauren Thomas and I am a freshman in ILR minoring in film and music. I am also a CornellRadio.com Radio Host for my show titled "tremolo + delay." Given my new position as WVBR Music Director, I am so excited to connect with you all over our shared love for media and music. I am also excited to help in making a more cohesive sound for WVBR. Outside of WVBR, I play the oboe and electric guitar (very badly), I love playing with fashion, I collect vinyl records, I love to skateboard, and I love playing video games. Also, I am a huge music and film "nerd" so please come to me about any and all music and/or films you love because I would love to learn more about them. Again, I am so excited to share my love for music with you all and for you to share yours with me.

Kindly,
Lauren

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March 2020

Skyler Holzman

Sports Director

Skyler Holzman

Hey guys! I'm a sophomore in the college of Arts and Sciences, majoring in English and minoring in Spanish. I'm a major sports junkie and a die-hard Mets fan, which at this point is part of my personality! It has NOT treated me well so far. At all. I'm also a comedian and have done stand-up in New York City and Ithaca, and I've done improv and sketch comedy since my junior year of high school as well. This will be my second year as Sports Director, and I'm extremely excited to continue to host the sports radio show Big Red Banter that we started this past year, and to produce even more online content!

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October 2019

Gabriella Estrada

Corporate Secretary

Gabriella Estrada

Gabi is not only a DJ, but she's also WVBR Corporate Secretary! She is a student in Cornell's College of Arts and Sciences (Class of 2022) and is an active sister in the Kappa chapter of Alpha Epsilon Phi.

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May 2020

Michelle "Chelle" Davies

Chief Operator

Michelle "Chelle" Davies

I'm an ECE major in the College of Engineering! I'm excited to expand the engineering team and be even more involved in the day to day technical operations (from the hardware/software side rather than web this time), as well as continue/start projects that involve [necessary] station repairs and upgrades in a cost-performance efficient manner. I'm also a trained IDP facilitator for Cornell :). I also now have a website for my tech projects, check it out!

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March 2020

Sara Mills

WVBR Program Director & Electric Buffalo Records Co-President

Sara Mills

I am a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences in the College Scholar program pursuing an honors thesis in Political and Media Psychology with a second major in Music, and minors in Media Studies, Inequality Studies, and Law & Society. Beyond academics, I’m the treasurer of a sketch comedy group on campus, Humor Us. I’m incredibly passionate about music, singing on my own and in an a cappella group on campus, as well as producing my own music and audio engineering work for others (including at NYU Tisch last summer!!), engineering live shows in Bailey Hall, and serving as the music editor for a magazine on campus, Slope Media .I’m so excited to bring my knowledge about the music industry and engineering from coursework and internship experience at Clive Davis to both of my positions while learning about dynamics of live radio!

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March 2020

Kane Tian

CornellRadio.com Assistant Director

Kane Tian

I'm a music lover/maker from the Bay Area, majoring in Computer Science. I'm really excited to work with all of the CornellRadio DJs, and hope to build upon the CornellRadio brand. Fun fact: I started a rap group with my friends for fun in high school, and I currently produce/write my own music now.

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March 2020

Matt Wear

Electric Buffalo Records Co-President

Matt Wear

Hi, my name is Matt Wear. I am currently Co-President of Electric Buffalo Records. This fall, I will be a Junior in the College of A&S, studying computer science. I am most excited to work with the artists on the label to share their sounds around Ithaca, and with the EBR/CMG team, expand the label's reach on different online and music-streaming channels.

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March 2020

Grace Fairchild

News Director

Grace Fairchild

I am a transfer student majoring in ILR with a minor in Migration Studies, and I hope to go to law school after my undergraduate years. I feel fortunate for my Cornell education, so eventually I want to do social justice advocacy work for communities that lack the opportunities for which I am so grateful.
I'm also a baseball nut and a huge fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, so I should not be contacted while they are in the playoffs.
I'm excited to be news director because I believe local news is vital— it impacts our daily lives and connects us to neighbors next door, and even in the next county.

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March 2020

Sahara Ellis

Web Director

Sahara Ellis

A sophomore passionate about everything from art to design to media and, of course, music. I am excited to gain practical skills and be surrounded by people who love and spread creativity. In my position, I intend to learn and grow in web design and code, and help other talented people showcase their work!

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March 2020

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