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Astha Shrestha

Membership Coordinator

Astha was born in Nepal but she spent most of her life in boarding schools in India. After earning the Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) degree from Delhi University in India and a summer course in Management in London School of Economics in UK, she decided to come to Clark University in Worcester for her MBA in Marketing. During her two years at Clark, she honed her marketing skills not only in class but also in the "real world" as a summer intern at both KPMG Advisory Services and Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages in India. When she graduated in May 2010, she was offered an internship at WICN Public Radio as a website and social media intern. As the months passed by she became more and more involved with the station and took on more responsibilities. She eventually took on the role of Membership Coordinator and since then there has been no looking back. You will find her at the station knee deep in working out every little detail of our membership drives, harassing hosts to send information about their shows for our website and social media, chatting with our beloved volunteers, hosts, staff (anybody she can get a hold of), munching on burgers or smelly Indian food in the conference room. Yes, she is everywhere! She loves her job and people she works with – they are her American family now (go Amerimom Kate!). And though she did not grow up listening to Jazz, she is really enjoying learning all about it directly from talented artists and our knowledgeable hosts.

Email: astha@wicn.org

Of Interest

Know Your Host:
Jim Benitez

A self-taught Latin percussionist since the age of 12 when his father handed him Cal Tjader’s 1960 “Latino” album featuring Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo back in 1966, and an LP fiberglass conga and told him, “Here, learn to play right with these”, he’s been living and breathing Latin Jazz since.

Tune in to Latin Jazz Now!
Fridays, 7 to 11 pm

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