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Maricel is affectionately known as the “Lady of the House” and “The Principal” at the Beat Junkie Institute of Sound. She is the driving force within the team, is passionate about growing our community and empowering others, ultimately cultivating all parts of DJ culture. After witnessing the growth of BJIOS, Maricel decided to create a platform for the women in our school as well as for the DJ community overall. Ask anyone, and they’ll say she is the core of all the behind-the-scene logistics to the school and L.O.S. — from operating class schedules, to content creating and marketing, to producing our constant school events; and of course, running all things Ladies of Sound!

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Also known as DJ sammi G, Sam has worked within the music and promoting industry for the past several years. After graduating with a degree in Audio Production at The Art Institute of California, she continued working as an event coordinator, concert producer and promoter. As life fell into place, she found herself at The Beat Junkie Institute of Sound, where she claims it was “love at first scratch!” Sam is now one of the first students to graduate the BJIOS Foundation course, and is still taking classes at the school. On top of that, she now works as our Sales + Marketing Admin for BJIOS and is the Co-Founder and Community Manager for Ladies of Sound!