Congratulations to Chey Gomez on her upcoming graduation from Cal State University, Fullerton! Chey Gomez started with us as an intern back in Jan. 2017 and officially joined as a Sweet Relief staff member in July 2017. Since then she has taken over our weekly newsletter and works closely with the Development department at Sweet Relief.
Favorite concert/show you’ve been to in the last 3 years?
I finally got to see Avenged Sevenfold play last summer with Metallica at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena! I’ve listened to A7X since I was in elementary school, and Metallica is a classic band to go see live. Seeing them both was really fun! I was the annoying girl standing the whole time and singing all the songs while everyone likely thought “dang this girl really knows all the songs.”
You’re so close to graduating with your Bachelor’s! What was your motivation to start this long journey in school and has that reason changed over the years?
To be honest, I didn’t know which other path to take and school seemed to be an obvious choice. I knew ever since I was a kid I wanted to do something with music. That “something” I was never too sure of. I played in the marching band in high school but was never the best musician. I knew I loved music and my life would feel weird working anywhere that didn’t involve that. So, I went to school and changed my major around a handful of times from English, to Creative Writing, Advertising, to Journalism. At some point in my college career, I felt like leaving because I just didn’t know what was going to help me get to where I wanted to be. The expense and the commuting were mentally draining. I finally decided on graduating with my BA in Communications with a concentration in Entertainment and Tourism and I’m really glad I stuck it through to the end. I don’t have an exact job title in mind, but all I know is if I’m working somewhere that music is part of the focus, I will be happy.
Anything music related that you collect?
I definitely collect band t-shirts! When my brother outgrows his I tend to steal them and cut them up to fit me. I also wanted to start collecting vintage band/concert posters or photography prints. It’s my goal to start a mini gallery wall in my apartment!
Top Sweet Relief memory?
Working the merch booth at Strange 80’s was definitely a memorable experience! To be part of a huge event like that made me even more excited to actually work for SR. I really felt like I was involved in something bigger than what I’ve ever known. I truly hope in the future I can have a bigger role in being involved in an event like that