Alina Osika ’16

Alina Osika

LEAP graduate student Alina Osika enjoys her career as an avid arts administrator, flute performer, and student at Colorado State University. Alina attended Colorado State University (CSU) for her undergraduate degree as a student of Dr. Michelle Stanley where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Flute Performance with a minor in Arts Leadership and Administration. She is currently working toward a Master’s degree in Arts Leadership and Administration.

Alina is the Graduate Marketing Coordinator for the Student Leadership, Involvement & Community Engagement (SLiCE) office at CSU where she manages all print and social media including writing a weekly newsletter, press releases, creating posters, and managing the SLiCE website. She also supervises the Presentation and Outreach Team and assists by arranging and giving presentations about SLiCE programs.

Alina is also one of two graduate teaching assistants for the LEAP program. She is responsible for marketing the Guest Speaker Series, scheduling and marketing the International Bistro Series, writing a bi-weekly newsletter, maintaining social media, and creating and directing the Creatives for Hire program.

Currently completing an internship for her master’s program, Alina is the Streetmosphere Coordinator for Beet Street for the 2015 season. She is responsible for auditioning, scheduling, sponsorship requests, budgets, and marketing with the help of her supervisors.

Previously, Alina completed an internship with the Pittsburgh Opera as an Education/Development intern where she assisted in creating educational outreach materials and producing the New Year’s Eve Holiday Gala. Alina worked with the Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio as one of two summer marketing interns responsible for managing social media and website content, designing print media, composing press releases, and implementing the Niswonger On the Road Summer Series. She has also interned with Beet Street’s Streetmosphere program, responsible for daily operations including management of performances spaces and artist schedules. Active with the Fort Collins arts community, Alina volunteered with Beet Street’s Arts Incubator of the Rockies’ Shift workshop and Project Youth and Chamber Music’s Off the Hook summer series.

After completing the LEAP minor in her undergraduate studies, Alina realized that her true calling was to be the administrator “behind the curtain,” rather than the performer “in front of the curtain.” In order to pursue this dream, she decided to further her education through the LEAP master’s program. Her assistantship has furthered her project management and communication skills, while allowing her to interact with numerous individuals in the arts management field. Alina hopes that this education and her work experience will ultimately allow her to pursue a marketing director position with a symphony orchestra.