New to the Berklee Center in L.A.



Dana James
Photo: Sage Etters

Caitlin St. Laurent recently joined the Berklee team in Los Angeles as West Coast Advancement Officer. In this role, she will build relationships with donors throughout California and the Pacific Northwest to support the College’s operations and future plans. St. Laurent is also no stranger to the Berklee family; her husband, Matthew St. Laurent ’05, is a film composer who has worked in the industry for the past 10 years.

She has extensive experience in the field of advancement, working previously at LA Opera, UCLA, and UC Irvine. She comes most recently from the Nature Conservancy, where she worked with Southern California patrons to facilitate major gifts in support of environmental conservation. She is eager to connect with alumni, students, families, and friends of the college. She can be reached at cstlaurent@berklee.edu.

Dana James B.M. ’09 has been named the associate director for Alumni Affairs for Berklee’s Los Angeles office. A vocal performance alumna, James returns to Berklee after working as an information and systems specialist for the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County.

She started her Berklee journey in a quest to take her operatic background toward a pop and R&B sound. In her new position, James will focus on expanding the strategic outreach to the Berklee alumni community on the West Coast.