HAVC Alumni

Erin O’Toole

Erin O'Toole (B.A., '92) is associate curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Most recently she collaborated with Leo Rubinfien and Sarah Greenough on the retrospective exhibition Garry Winogrand (2013), which traveled to the National Gallery of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Jeu de Paume in Paris. She is currently organizing a retrospective of the work of Los Angeles based photographer, Anthony Hernandez, which will open at SFMOMA in 2016.

Karen Moss

Karen Moss is an art historian, curator and educator who is currently Interim Chair/Adjunct Professor in the Public Practice MFA program at Otis College of Art and Design and Adjunct Faculty in the USC Roski Curatorial Practices MA program. At Otis she is also curatorial consultant for Talking to Action, a multi-platform exhibition of social practice artists from Latin America and Los Angeles that will be at the Ben Maltz Gallery as part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time LA/LA initiative.

Dr. Kelly Donahue-Wallace

Dr. Kelly Donahue-Wallace (B.A. ’90) is Professor and Chair, Department of Art Education and Art History, College of Visual Arts, University of North Texas. Her research addresses Latin American colonial art with an emphasis in prints. In 2008, she published the books Art and Architecture of Viceregal Latin America, 1521-1821 and Teaching Art History with New Technologies: Reflections and Case Studies, co-edited with Andrea Pappas and Laetitia LaFollette.

Dr. Delia Cosentino

Delia Cosentino (B.A. ’92) is Associate Professor of History of Art and Architecture at DePaul University in Chicago. She specializes in colonial and modern Mexican art, having published scholarship on Franciscan murals, colonial Aztec genealogies, and more modern mapping practices. Her teaching also includes a hemispheric art history of the Americas, as well as Chicano art and other Latin American contributions to U.S. visual cultures. 

Dr. Ondine Chavoya

Ondine Chavoya is Professor of Art and Latina/o Studies at Williams College and is the author of numerous texts on Chicano avant-garde art, video, experimental cinema, and social space in southern California. Ondine received his interdisciplinary training in visual and cultural studies, art history, film theory, literature, and gender studies from University of Rochester, Cornell University, and University of California at Santa Cruz. 

Celeste DeWald

Celeste DeWald (B.A. ’92) has worked in the museum field since she graduated from UCSC, including positions at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art, the San Jose Museum of Art, the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz, and the National Steinbeck Center. Celeste has a Master's Degree in Museums Studies from John F. Kennedy University. She became Executive Director of CAM in May 2004 and has enjoyed being an advocate for museums and helping them become more relevant and effective organizations.

Dr. Aaron Kerner

Dr. Aaron Kerner (B.A. '94) is Professor of Cinema at San Francisco State University. In 2011 he published Film and the Holocaust (Continuum)–an extensive survey of narrative, documentary and experimental representations of the Holocaust. His book Torture Porn In the Wake of 9/11 (Rutgers University Press) was published in 2015 and examines the post-9/11 American horror genre. In the following year he published Extreme Cinema (Edinburgh University Press).

Dr. Roberto Lint Sagarena

Dr. Roberto Lint Sagarena (B.A. ’95) is Associate Professor of American Studies at Middlebury College and Director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity.

Jaimey Hamilton Faris

Jaimey Hamilton Faris, (B.A. ’95) is Associate Professor of Art History and Critical Theory at the University of Hawai'i Mānoa.

Jennifer J. Harbster

Jennifer J. Harbster (B.A. ’98) is a librarian for the University Library at UC Davis. She worked as a digital reference specialist in the Science, Technology and Business Division of the Library of Congress for over 14 years. She spent her undergraduate years working at the university's slide library, where she found her true calling- becoming a librarian. During her master studies, she worked in a corporate library in Silicon Valley and conducted a practicum at two tribal libraries in San Diego County.