Friends of Sorenson
Friends of Sorenson is a volunteer (non-paying) opportunity for individuals interested in supporting the arts at Babson through various genres: music, literary arts, visual arts, film/media, dance, theater and architecture. Based primarily out of the Sorenson Administrative Offices in Park Manor South, volunteers will assist with projects such as: developing and maintaining walking architectural and public art tours of campus; maintaining the music library for the Babson/Olin Jazz Band; researching arts resources for campus-wide use; and cataloguing Babson’s permanent art collection. Friends of Sorenson will commit to volunteering on a regular weekly basis, as determined by Director of Sorenson.
Sravani, a partner of Shashank, is from India and a 2 year MBA student at Babson. She graduated from the Central Michigan University with a masters in general administration after completing her undergraduation in India. Sravani is interested in arts and crafts, and loves to paint when she is free. She likes painting on different objects, glass being her favourite and now is trying her hand at pencil sketches. Voluneering has always been a part of her activities as she volunteered in a church and different marathons during her graduation. While volunteering at the Sorenson center for the arts, she is able to explore various kinds of art and also meet lots of people.
JinAh was born in 1980, in Seoul, South Korea. She graduated high school in 1998 and later earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and French Literature in 2003. As an undergraduate, Jina volunteered as a teacher and a tutor for a Catholic church. As a tutor, she gave lessons and prepared projects for summer camping activities and charities. At that time, she was a leader by providing positive outlets for students through organizing projects and events. Since graduating, Jina has worked in financial industry. After much hard work, Jina rose to become the head of the finance department in her organization during the past 8 years. Working with figures, she learned about being precise, detailed and punctual. Even though her career is not related to the art,s she has always been interested in it. Her hobbies include photography, playing piano, cross-stitch sewing. She enjoys visiting the museum and exhibitions. She loves Van Gogh and Chagall. Specifically, the Marc Chagall Museum in Nice, France is great. That is her most memorable place. She agrees that the Museum of Fine Art in Boston is also fantastic. It has a variety of paintings from all parts of the world. One can also find the old fashioned American life through the artwork there. She believes that art makes our lives richer and more productive. With this said, she is excited to join Sorenson Center for the Arts and help to give inspiration to students.
Maria José Paiz
Maria Jose is a professional actress in Guatemala that recently moved to the Boston area. She graduated from Kodaly Art Studio and has appeared in the leading roles of more than 10 theater productions back in her home country. Maria Jose has also appeared in television commercials and combined her passion for the theater with her family business. For the past 7 years, Maria Jose has worked with Fran Lepe’s theater company in Guatemala. She continued her education by graduating from Universidad Marroquin in Guatemala, focusing in International Relations and also earning her MBA from Preston University. Currently Maria Jose lives with her husband in Wellesley.
Roshni is a partner of Maninder a two-year MBA student at Babson from Bangalore, India. She has earned her Bachelors of Engineering in Medical Electronics and completed her MBA in Marketing Communication and Advertising. She also has work experience ranging from being an analyst at Goldman Sachs to a Social Media Architect at Zunaa Software. Roshni has learned the Keyboard and has one stage performance that she is really proud of. Other than learning to play the keyboard she likes travelling, exploring new restaurants and loves yoga to burn all those extra calories. Volunteering at The Sorenson Center for Arts has given her the opportunity to know more about art and has opened a new window of learning for her. She believes and follows the saying that one must always keep learning new things to enhance their strengths and capabilities.