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2023 STAFF
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Sam is a junior studying Music Industry with minors in Communications and Business Law, and she is the GRAMMY U Florida Chapter Representative. As a classical clarinetist of 10+ years, she loves performing on stage and listening to all genres of music. Her objective is to be a leader, innovator, and advocate working at the cutting edge of technology, law, and entertainment. Sam is looking forward to collaborating with the Cat5 team to promote and place our songwriter’s music this year!


Vice President

Drew Kaplan is a senior from Atlanta, studying Music Industry and Jazz Bass with a minor in Political Economics. He spent the summer interning at a law firm and aspires to pursue a career in entertainment law. Outside of his involvement with Cat5, he plays bass in his band Full Disclosure and is an active member of Greek life. In his leisure time, he enjoys writing music, skateboarding, and working out.

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Director of A&R

Isabel Caballero is a New Orleans native and graduate student studying Music Industry. As an aspiring music industry leader, Isabel's goal is to build meaningful relationships with artists to help them succeed at any endeavor they aspire to achieve, especially when it comes to creating music. In her free time, she studies audio engineering, volunteers at several nonprofits, and plays acoustic live shows.

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Director of Marketing

Chloe McCandless is a senior studying Music Industry with minors in Communications and Exercise Physiology. Chloe loves all things music and art and hopes to pursue a career in music publishing. She is currently a student ambassador volunteer for the Mechanical Licensing Collective (fall 2022), and her focus is on songwriter royalties and licensing. Chloe is a vocalist and self taught guitarist. In her free time she enjoys, fashion, concerts and volunteering at beach cleanups.


Administration Manager

Andrew is a junior studying Music Industry and Contemporary Drums with a minor in Marketing. His love for music inspired him to pursue a career in entertainment law. This past summer, Andrew was an A&R Intern at Sony Music Publishing, where he assisted in recruiting and catering to the songwriters' aspirations. He looks forward to educating the next generation of songwriters as they embark on their journey to become professionals. In his free time, he enjoys boating, fishing, and hanging out at the beach.


 Theo Stathopulos 
A&R Manager

Theo Stathopulos is a  junior studying Music Industry with minors in Communications and Business Law. He has been a professional bassist for six years, performing and recording with a wealth of different artists around the country. Theo is passionate about all aspects of the music business and loves collaborating with others to make music and present it to the public. 


A&R Manager

From Boston, MA, Michael Bagdasarian is a current senior majoring in Music Industry with a minor in Business Law. Apart from his academic pursuits, he is a skilled pianist and a talented songwriter/artist with aspirations for a career in Music Publishing. During his free time, Michael takes pleasure in exploring new music, recording, and engaging in collaborations with fellow musicians. He is enthusiastic about the approaching year and aims to contribute to CAT5 by uncovering fresh talent and fostering a community at UM where songwriters can collaborate and pursue their artistic endeavors.


 Aden LaLonde 
A&R Manager

Aden LaLonde is a senior studying Music Industry with a minor in Strategic Advertising from Orange Country, CA. He is currently a songwriter with Cat5 and strives to help artists foster their visions. Aden also interned at with Bay Eight Studios and is helping start up their new venture - BE Publishing.

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Event Coordinator

Dani Stavropoulos is a sophomore from Canada majoring in Music Industry with a minor in Film. She is a classically trained trumpet player but loves metal, rock, jazz, and electronic music too. Dani hopes to pursue a career in either artist management, music publishing, or music supervision. Dani is a member of Delta Kappa Alpha and hopes to provide opportunities for songwriters and filmmakers to collaborate. In her free time, she enjoys thrifting, dining, and producing music.

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PR/Outreach Coordinator

Mackenzie is a senior majoring in Public Relations with a minor in the Music Industry. She dedicated her summer to interning with iHeartMedia in New York City, nurturing her ambition to embark on a career in the music industry. During her leisure hours, you can spot her DJ-ing at various venues throughout Miami, showcasing her passion for electronic dance music. 


Website/Graphic Designer

From Austin, Texas, Ashley is a junior majoring in Music Industry with minors in Instrumental Performance and Interactive Media. With ten years of classical bassoon training, Ashley takes pleasure in performing in multiple ensembles within the Frost School of Music. She eagerly anticipates collaborations with Cat5 in the upcoming school year.

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 Diana Chica 
Social Media Manager

Diana Chica is a music producer, songwriter, audio engineer, and singer from Bogotá, Colombia. She is pursuing a master's degree in Music Industry and has experience working as a music producer for several pop, R&B, and urban artists from her hometown. She has recently launched her musical project as a solo artist, and she is also planning to keep growing her network through professional and educational experiences here at Cat5 Music.

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