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Jake F. Hiebert

Research Analyst, New York

Jake graduated in 2016 from the University of Texas at Austin, where he received his B.A. in Plan II Honors (an intensive liberal arts curriculum) and certificate in Creative Writing, and wrote his thesis on the Chinese independent music industry. Since 2014, Jake has written, recorded, played drums, toured and managed his alternative rock band TOMA, performing at Austin's SXSW Festival and around the country.

Jake is experienced in performing arts production and promotion, having previously worked at Bowery Presents in NYC, Transmission Productions in Austin, and Big Yah Productions, a boutique events management outfit he founded in 2014. Jake has traveled extensively internationally, including serving as a U.S. State Department Student Ambassador to China. He speaks Mandarin, Spanish and Portuguese.