NAME: Austin "Mike" Sybouts

AGE: 19

LOCATION: San Jose, California

COLLEGE: Cogswell Polytechnical College

CAREERS & INDUSTRIES: Audio, Film, Game, Music, Entertainment Management

Raised in the beauty of Palmer, Alaska, Austin Sybouts was raised exploring the outdoors. This, however, didn’t deter Austin from educating himself about the audio and media industries. At the age of 12, Austin began producing using a basic digital audio workstation, and by the time he was in high school he was producing high quality music and sound effects. He attended Mat-Su Career and Technical High School, which enabled him to focus on the business industry. At the age of 18, Austin began to work for a popular Alaskan radio show, learning essential skills in the media industry. He currently attends Cogswell Polytechnical College in San Jose, California with a focus on Digital Audio Technology. He plans to use his degree to produce audio for the film and gaming industries. Independently studying orchestration and conducting, coupled with a background in music production, he aspires to compose both classical and contemporary musical elements in the media.

"I love Gladeo because I have seen so many young individuals confused with their direction in life, and I would love to help those people uncover their true dreams! I also am excited to connect with people within several industries. "

Joseph Fortuno, Student Ambassador Program Director