Categories: Meet the Team!


BAILEY GILLIS grew up in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a senior at the University of San Diego, where she is a Communication Studies major and a Theatre Arts minor. Her love of the outdoors and the environment brought her to the west coast, where she has been able to enjoy all of the beauty that California has to offer. Bailey is passionate about social equity, and believes all forms of art allow people of diverse backgrounds to share and appreciate others’ experiences. She is looking forward to supporting San Diego’s community of artists and helping to further the relationships that these artists create.

SHANNON KANG is currently a fourth-year undergraduate student at the University of California San Diego, majoring in communications as well as, minoring in business. She loves to travel, explore new regions, and experience diverse cultures, through food, music, and art. As someone who loves music, Shannon likes to delve into the various styles of music that are produced all over the world. Food being her second love (first being her family), she likes to experiment with different flavors in her own cooking, while also searching for local restaurants where she can learn and develop a greater palate. She is excited to have an opportunity to work alongside others that also have a passion for culture and arts in a city that she has fallen in love with during her time as a student. 

Vanguard Culture

Vanguard Culture is an online media entity designed for culturally savvy, socially conscious individuals. We provide original interviews and reviews of the people, places, and events that make up San Diego’s thriving arts and culture community, as well as curated snapshots of the week’s best, most inspiring and unique cultural and culinary events. We believe in making a difference in the world, supporting San Diego’s vibrant visual and performing arts community and bringing awareness to important social and community causes.