What's it all about?
Where did it all begin?
...it sounds like spring on the avenue.
Billie Bugara is an award-winning 22-year-old creative, media specialist, and working student at Boston University. She is broadly interested in digital culture, Internet communities, social media audiences, queer representation/interaction on the Web, and more.
Her work with SoundCloud since 2020 consists of weekly curation of her Digicore and Web Tempo playlists, daily social media management on the company's Twitter and Instagram, and sentiment analysis regarding the company's social perception. She has also written and produced many short-form documentaries for SC over her time with the company.
She was a platinum winner at the 2022 AVA Digital Awards as a member on the production team for SoundCloud's SCENES docuseries. She has also been featured as an interview subject for pieces on Complex, Insider, The Fader, NME, and in various documentaries.
Born and raised in Alliance, Ohio, she attended Marlington High School where she would found the school's first-ever online publication - The Grand Duke - and achieve the highest superior rating at the Ohio State Science Fair among other accolades.
Her line of study at BU follows a dual degree curriculum, concluding in a Bachelor of Science Degree in Media Science, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology, and a minor degree in Journalism. She is a recipient of the Richard D. Cohen Scholarship -- BU's full-tuition gifted award.
Her research specifically focuses on audience interactions on social media platforms -- what they mean in terms of queer perceptions, perceptions of corporate brands/campaigns, and how social media is dictating new cultural norms for coming generations.