Michèle Oshima, Director
Michèle arrived at Babson during the summer of 2010 to become the Director of the Sorenson Center for the Arts. After graduating from Wellesley College with a degree in economic development, she worked in international business for 10 years: first in NYC at a Japanese trading company buying spare parts and stores for oil tankers and container ships (via telex); then building an international distributor network for a privately held, Harvard Square-based mainframe software company. After finding her after-hours non-profit board service more fulfilling than her for-pay work, Michèle transitioned to MIT in 1995: first 7 years serving as coordinator of the MIT Program in Women’s Studies; and then connecting folks as the director of the Student and Artist-in-Residence Programs in the MIT Office of the Arts. She plays trumpet in local bands, including the big band, The Mood Swings, and takes every opportunity to try something new like playing with Anthony Braxton in the Sonic Genome Project, an eight-hour gig at the Vancouver Cultural Olympiad in January 2010. Michèle is learning to enjoy car ownership and commuting after many decades as a pedestrian and public transportation user. Instead of reading en route, she is now listening to a lot of music, most recently, Red Baraat, Freshlyground, and Oumou Sangare (whom she has met and reveres as a goddess).
Mark Lorenzo, Technical Director
Mark comes to Babson with a rich background in the industry: 2 stints managing the Venue Communications Centers for the Salt Lake City and Vancouver, Winter Olympic Games; 7 years with High Output Inc., a provider of theater and film production equipment as well as systems design and installation, theatrical production, and special events; and 10 years with the Boston Ballet Company in the production department. He attended both Boston University and Emerson College, where he assisted with the opening of the Emerson (now Cutler) Majestic Theater. His extensive network and deep experience is an invaluable resource to the students and Babson community.
Maggie McCauley, Administrative Coordinator
Maggie grew up outside of Boston and attended Boston University where she received a BA in Sociology. She has worked for a number of area start-up companies; however, her passion is black and white photography. She currently resides in Uxbridge, MA with her husband John (who is a demolition expert) and is a member of the Galatea Fine Arts Gallery, located in the SOWA area of Boston. Maggie is currently working on a show that will feature her personal photography work. Some of her favorite music artists are Stevie Ray Vaughan, Adele, and KT Tunstall.
MK Byrne '13, Digital Marketing Assistant
MK likes creative non-fiction, product design, and James Bond. She's had experience with video production, clothing construction, and worked in London last summer to scour the world for emerging designers. Last semester she studied abroad on the BRIC program and is now extending those international studies in classes about human rights and product design for low income communities in Ghana.
Dominic Esposito '16, Digital Marketing Assistant
Dominic hails from Massapequa, NY. He is passionate about classical and jazz music and had his own business tutoring in music before coming to Babson. Dominic plays tenor sax in the Babson/Olin Jazz Band. He is a Rick and Sandy Sorenson Arts Scholarship recipient and digital marketing assistant in the Sorenson Center for the Arts headquarters. Dominic runs cross country and is a proud member of the varsity team. He lives in the healthy living residence hall Publishers.
Kelvin Ha '16, Digital Marketing Assistant
Kelvin is from Toronto, Canada. He is a graphic designer and marketer at Spreat Marketing, an agency he founded back in 2006. He is very excited to join the Babson community as a freshman in 2012. He hopes to expand his agency, and work with more businesses and charity partners to deliver meaningful messages to the community. He is very keen to join the Sorenson Center for the Arts to work on social media marketing, where he is initiating a project to redesign the brand identity and website assets.
Sagar Jain '14, Financial Administrative Assistant
Sagar is from Mumbai, India. Apart from working at the Sorenson Center for Arts as an administrative assistant, he is interested in photography, social media, and finance. On campus, he lives in the Healthy Living Tower and is involved in organizations such as Babson Investment Banking Association and Chamber of Commerce. Sagar also enjoys travelling and looks forward to studying abroad next year in London.
Kevin Liu '14, Theater Technician
Kevin is originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil but grew up in an international community in Beijing, China. Aside from working in the Carling-Sorenson Theater as a Theater Technician he’s found a passion as a Babson Player and living in the Liberal Arts Tower. On campus Kevin is also involved in OPEN, the Honor Board, the Admissions Assistants Program and the Babson Free Press. He loves photography, traveling, and looks forward to learning his fifth language next year.
Chris LoGrippo '16, Theater Technician
Chris is from Long Island, NY. He has been a DJ since age 13, and always has had a strong interest in music. He played the Trumpet throughout elementary school and high school, playing in the band as well as NYSSMA, New York’s statewide music festival. He has had years of experience in middle and high school dealing with sound and lighting equipment. At Babson, he is involved with the Admission Assistant Program, as well as the Media and Design Studio. He is excited to be an active part in the technical side of the theater life at Babson, and to expand his knowledge and expertise, hoping to share it with anyone who is interested.
Alexandria McBean '14, Theater Technician
Alexandria was born and raised in Connecticut, but moved to Georgia for the last three years of high school. Her first experience in the theater was in the 5th grade when she helped run a lighting board for the school play. During high school she took two years of video production classes learning how to film and edit. At Babson College she has been working as a theater tech since the beginning of her first year. Now she is Executive Vice President of the newly formed Babson Media Group (BMG).
Matthew Vacaro '14, Theater Technician
Matthew is from Billerica, MA. He has found his passion in the music industry and specifically in his Christian hardcore metal band called Exiting the Fall. Matt first found his love in music when he first picked up a guitar in middle school and shortly after joined a jam band in High School, which eventually became serious and became what it is today. Also, on campus, he is the VP of Communications for Babson Christian Fellowship. Matt aspires to tour fulltime with his band and eventually pursue a career in the music industry.
Abby Vargas '15, Assistant Manager Digital Marketing
Abby is from Dallas, Texas. She has previous experience with the arts both through school and in her personal life. She plays the piano, sings, paints, writes and was a part of several theatre productions in high school. Her interests include reading, watching sappy romance movies, and Korean Dramas. She's not quite sure how she will pursue the arts in her future but will certainly enjoy being a spectator.
(In order by last name.)
Sorenson Organization Chart: Sorenson November 2012 Org Chart (pdf)