Elizabeth Sayre

Elizabeth Sayre is the GUSI Operations Manager.  Her professional background includes non-profit administration, music performance, university teaching, advocacy for traditional artists, grant writing, arts philanthropy, interpretation/translation (Spanish and French), and organizing educational travel to Cuba for health professionals for the health cooperation non-profit MEDICC. She has researched and played Afro-Cuban music since 1992, and has authored 15 articles and co-authored a book chapter on traditional musicians and music. She studied graduate ethnomusicology at Wesleyan University, and holds an MA from the Graduate Program in Literature at Duke University, as well as dual Bachelors’ degrees from MIT in Chemical Engineering and Humanities.