Falyn Rose Elhard joined NEFA in November 2018 as the Program Associate for New England Presenting and Touring. Prior to NEFA, Falyn served in multiple roles in administration and events at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations, planning, organizing, and executing small and large-scale events and managing databases and communications in several areas. Throughout college, they worked in administration at MCLA’s ALANA (African, Latin, Asian, and Native American) and Multicultural Education Resource Center, advocating in support of diverse groups. In addition, they served as co-president of the MCLA Queer Student Union, collaborating with professional staff and bringing awareness to LGBTQ+ issues on campus. A classically trained soprano, Falyn has been the featured soloist in select events sponsored by the MCLA Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations and with the First Congregational Church in North Adams, MA, all situated on the traditional lands of the Mohican peoples and the Wabanaki Confederacy. Raised in Amherst, MA, on the traditional lands of the Pocumtuc and Nipmuc peoples, Falyn currently resides in Providence, RI, on the traditional lands of the Pokanoket, Narragansett, and Wampanoag peoples, and holds a B.A. in Performing Arts, with a concentration in Music; and Philosophy from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.