Chhaya has been Future of Music Coalition’s Events & Operations Manager since January 2008. Prior to moving to Washington, DC, she spent several years coordinating tours at noted Boston roots music booking/management agency Concerted Efforts for artists such as Orchestra Baobab, Ali Farka Toure, Rokia Traore, Booker T. & The MG’s, Yat-Kha and others. She has also traveled internationally tour managing Pape & Cheik and The Holmes Brothers. Chhaya’s background in arts management serves her well at FMC where she organized 2008’s “What’s the Future for Musicians?” seminar series, assisted with coordination for the sixth and seventh Future of Music Policy Summits, as well as numerous events and meetings for artists and managers. She received a BA from Emerson College with a major in Audio Engineering and was also previously an in-house engineer with WERS-FM Boston. Chhaya first began working for FMC as Operations Coordinator in May 2006. She keeps a personal blog under the moniker of Liquid Sunshine.