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Ogden Payne

Founder - ogden@forthestudents.co

Ogden graduated from Texas State University in 2017, with a bachelor’s in Mass Communications. Prior to Texas State, he attended Austin Community College and received an associate’s in Music Business, Performance, and Technology. He created FTS out of his passion for music, business and education. He is a Lauryn Hill stan and the self-proclaimed fifth member of Jodeci.

 
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Connor Moellenbeck

Student Programming Manager - connor@forthestudents.co

Connor is a recent graduate from Coe College in Iowa where he studied Business Marketing and Music. His hand in FTS stems from his interest in everything that goes into music beyond artists. His love for interacting with people has allowed him to gain experience through festivals, publications and interactions with key industry players. His days of being a student are scored by mixtape Chance the Rapper, pre-Views Drake and short haired J. Cole.

 
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Emilie Ménassé

Production Assistant - emilie@forthestudents.co

Emilie is currently a 2nd year Business Honours student at UT Austin, where she is adding a double major in Art History. Trained as a classical musician with a love of concerts, Emilie was drawn to FTS’ core purpose of making the music business more accessible to students like herself. Inspired by fellow UT alum Sascha Stone and fueled by artists such as Dominic Fike, Anderson .Paak, and the Rolling Stones, she hopes to manage tours one day.

 
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Kahlil Levy

Marketing & Media Director - kahlil@forthestudents.co

Kahlil is currently a 2nd-year student at the University of Texas at Austin, transferring into the Moody School of Communications. His piano/percussion/production background led him to a 2018 FTS event with Dre London at UT-Austin, & he joined the team shortly thereafter. He cites Sascha Stone, Sickamore, & Jay-Z as his business role models, & his favorite artists are Travis Scott, Frank Ocean, & PARTYNEXTDOOR.