Leslie Swadener originally joined LAMusArt as an Arts Education Intern her senior year of college. She graduated from Whittier College with a BA in Music and now works as the Communications and Development Assistant. Music has always played a huge role in her life as a violist of nine years. She has also shown interest in the advancement of music technology and pursued her Pro Tools Certification while still in college. Working as an intern at LAMusArt opened her eyes to a brand new world of job opportunities in music in conjunction with non-profit organizations. Her connection with the arts has inspired her to dedicate her time to organizations that share a similar mission of making arts education more accessible and affordable for all students.