Name: Leilani Cano
Graduation Year: 2019
Major: Political Science
Minor: Music Industry
Why did you want to intern at the Do LaB?
I always told myself if I didn’t want to be a musician, I would have wanted to be an architect. The structures Do LaB creates are such an innovative hybrid of art and architecture. The first time I went to Coachella, the Do LaB stage caught my attention. I’m an avid concert and festival goer, and now I get to say I intern for one!
What are some things you have learned so far?
It’s been so interesting learning what it takes to put together a festival. As an intern of the creative programming department, I help with the art and non-music events of Lightning in a Bottle. I’ve also been helping out with the Do LaB merch store!
What are your career goals and how has Do LaB prepared you to achieve them?
I’m a singer songwriter so one of my goals is to sign a publishing deal, and to continue writing songs for myself under my artist name LEI. After graduation, I plan on working somewhere in the music industry while I continue to write music. Do LaB has made me realize how much I love event planning centered around music!
What is the best thing about interning at Do LaB?
The office of the Do LaB is definitely the prettiest and most interesting office I’ve worked in so far. It’s a great feeling working on projects that will make Lightning in a Bottle even more unforgettable.
What’s been your favorite college class?
Music Industry 110 aka Music Business Now at UCLA! We spent the entire quarter working on strategies to elevate a real life musician to the next level, and for our final we presented our project to a judge panel made up of managers in the music industry. It was a three hour seminar every week but definitely worth it!
What is one thing you have learned from festivals?
Live in the moment! The experience you have at a festival is unique to you, and the thousands of people attending will all have a different experience from your own. Take it all in and make it one to remember.