UC San Diego's college radio station
When I arrived at UC San Diego, college radio was the last thing on my mind. But every other day in Fall quarter of my freshman year, I passed the KSDT station on my way to chemistry class. I'd catch glimpses of people lounging on the blue couches, discussing music, art, and more. Snippets of songs broadcasting from the booth would float past the already-playing music in my headphones. Eventually, I stopped by for a general body meeting and was quickly drawn into this creative community. I began hosting my own radio show (called Splatter Paint), creating art for event posters and on the station lobby's chalk wall, and regularly playing violin at open mics with new friends I made.
During the 2019-2020 academic year, I served as KSDT's Design Director, where I directed the production and distribution of marketing materials and creative publications such as the station's quarterly zine. I also had the pleasure of working with a team of interns throughout the year. I developed a design curriculum, created regular design prompts, and connected design interns with other KSDT community members through hosting art workshops.