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B.A. Alumni

Dr. Jessica L. Ambler graduated from UC Santa Cruz with Honors in 2003 and holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a specialization in Roman architecture. She was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at UCSB and a Curatorial Assistant at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.... more

Since graduating, Alexandra Boiarsky (B.A. ’10) worked in contemporary galleries in New York City including Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe and Salon 94. From 2014-2016 she worked with former David Zwirner partner Ales Ortuzar to start a business focusing on the secondary market and advising... more

Marion Cadora is a visiting lecturer in the department of History of Art + Visual Culture at UCSC. Concurrently she holds a position as the  Assistant Curator of the John Young Museum of Art and lecturer of art history and museum studies at University of Hawai‘i Mānoa.

Seth Castiglione (B.A. ’15) completed the HAVC major with a concentration in Religion and Visual Culture. Through his undergraduate studies and experience as a gallery attendant at the San Diego Museum of Art, Seth expresses an interest in responsible, insightful, and reflective education about... more

Dr. 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... more

Julia Heather Cross (B.A. '09) is a fourth year Ph.D. candidate at Harvard in the Dept. of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.  Her dissertation focuses on relic worship in Japan in the Heian and Kamakura periods, examining the phenomenon from both an art historical and Buddhist studies... more

Kori (B.A. '15) is a Maritime Living History Instructor at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. She leads 3rd-5th graders through an immersive hands on educational program that coincides with the school curriculum they are learning. 

Dr. Gabriella de la Rosa (B.A. '98) received her Ph.D. in History of Art & Architecture from Harvard University in 2008. The title of her doctoral thesis is The Trope of Race: Portraiture and Print Culture of Ancien Régime France. She worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the... more

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... more

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... more

Jamila Dunn (B.A. '01) is Director of Education at Kala Art Institute. Kala Art Institute’s mission is to help artists sustain their creative work over time through its Artist-in- Residence and Fellowship Programs, and to engage the community through exhibitions, public programs and education.... more

After graduating from UCSC, Pooneh Erami (B.A. '06) received a Master of Architecture and Urban Design from Arizona State University. She worked as an architect in Paris for 8 years and is now living and working in Casablanca, Morocco. 

Giancarlo Fiorenza (B.A. '91) is an associate professor of art history at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.  His book, Dosso Dossi: Paintings of Myth, Magic, and the Antique, was published by the Pennsylvania State University Press in 2008, and he co-edited and... more

Rita Gonzalez is the Associate Curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and has been involved in numerous prominent exhibitions.

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

Tal Harari (B.A. '11) is a planner for the City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning, where she works on the updates for the Downtown Los Angeles Community Plans. She received her Masters in Planning, with a focus in Economic Development, from the University of Southern California ('14).... more

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... more

Dr. Benjamin Hufbauer (B.A. '90) is associate professor in the department of Fine Arts at the University of Louisville, KY.

Julia Kane (B.A. '13) accepted a position as a City Year Corps Member in Los Angeles from 2013-14. Following her year of service with City Year in South Los Angeles, Julia began teaching 7th grade Social Studies and English Language Arts. She graduated from UCLA with a Master's in Urban... more

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... more