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Who: Morgan Cadigan
What: The Paper Mixtape, an arts and culture magazine at UCLA
Meet Morgan Cadigan, sophomore Art History student at UCLA, Founder and Creative Director of the newly established Paper Mixtape, and all around #girlboss.
Originally from the Seattle area, Morgan began her ventures into publishing for her senior project in her last month of high school. She created seeMag for that purpose, where she featured and showcased local artists and their artworks. Shortly after arriving at UCLA, Morgan decided to bring her project to LA, and began building a team of passionate staff members around it. Currently in its first semester as an official student organization at UCLA, the team consists of writers and photographers who venture out into different LA communities, meeting with artists, and showcasing their work.
Why "the paper mixtape"? The magazine is like a mixtape, where the writers and editors curate their favorite artists to share with you.
Their first issue is expected to be published in May and I know these guys will be making waves no doubt. I'm also personally so excited I got to meet another passionate creative who cares about local arts.