SDA Chair - Europe & International Regions
Bartlomiej Chojnacki is a PhD student in Acoustics at AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow, Poland. He recieved bachelor's of science degree in Acoustic engineering in 2017 and master's in on Noise and Vibration Engineering , leading both scientific and industrial career in many student and professional organisations.
AES Member since 2014. Active member of student societies, awarded three times with awards on Student Design Competitions (Silver in Paris 2016, silver in New York 2017, gold in Milan 2018). Localy member of Scientific Clubs, organizes scientific conferences and professional meetings in whole country with different range. Author of over 20 scientific publications, including 4 from the AES library. From 2017 he is a Sectretary of the Central Board in AES Polish Section.
Professionaly working in music industry for two years as an Acoustic Designer and Operational Director of Mega-Acoustic company, Polish producer of the room acoustic treatment products, develop his skills in working with people, managment and administrations. Former Audio Research Intern in Facebook Reality Labs, Redmond, WA.
SDA Chair - North & Latin America
Alex Dempsey is from Wantagh, New York where his musical journey began. Starting his musical career as a drummer and guitarist, he spent a lot of his early life taking lessons and training to be a musician before getting involved with audio. After getting invited to attend a recording session at Five Towns College with the professor of Audio Recording Technology, his pursuit of becoming an audio professional began.
During his time at Ithaca College, Alex's professors and classmates inspired him to work hard and to expand his knowledge. The Audio Engineering Society chapter at Ithaca College exposed him to more opportunities to grow his knowledge. As an engineer at the Aspen Summer Music Festival and school, Alex got valuable exposure to working with engineers from all over the country with many different backgrounds and skills. From all of the generous mentoring he recieved, Alex wants to work with others and give back to the community that he loves.
Whenever he is not doing audio work, Alex enjoys working out, watching movies and hanging out with friends.
SDA Vice-Chair - Europe & International Regions
Kamila Pietrusińska is a first year Electronics and Telecomunication student at Gdansk University of Technology. Her specialisation is audio and video engineering. She recieved her BSc degree in 2019 and she used to me the chair of AES Student Section in Gdansk for two years.
The activities undertaken within AES student section has helped her to develop her skills in audio recording. They were reason for her to get incolved into the new part of the music industry which is sound for visual media. It became a major part of her BSc Thesis which was aimed at creating a base of sound effects and showing its potential by using it for creation of a sound for an animation.
Trying to develop her passion and constantly improve her audio engineer skills she is enganing in audiovisual projects and internships at local radio stations. What is more she is very intrested in the technical and more scientific aspects of audio and that is why she is a part of a various research teams.
Besides audio-related work Kamila is passionete about dogs and films, she also likes to come back to her first audio-related passion which was playing piano.
SDA Vice-Chair - North & Latin America
Hannah Gallop is from Saint Louis, Missouri, where she began her love for sound as a classical oboist for a total of seven years. Now an undergraduate senior, she studies audio production at Webster University and is the chair of her student AES chapter. She will receive her B.A. in Audio Production May 2020.
During her time at Webster University, Hannah truly learned the meaning of leadership and camaraderie, working hard to ensure the success of her university's annual Central Region Audio Student Summit. She learned the value of networking and relationships, all of which helped her in some way attain her multiple freelance jobs around the United States. A freelance A/V technician for AP Live, Hannah travels nationally working corporate events. When she's back home, she works as a FOH engineer for a local Lutheran church. Hannah greatly values all that her mentors and friends have taught her and is ecstatic to have the opportunity to pass these teachings along to other students.
Outside of audio work, Hannah loves to travel, read, and spend time with her family and her dogs.