HAVC Alumni

Stephanie Kowalick

Stephanie Kowalick (B.A. '06) is Collections Manager/Registrar at USC Fisher Museum of Art. She is the former Collections Associate and Assistant Registrar for Loans and Exhibitions at the Autry National Center, a history museum in Los Angeles.

Pooneh Erami

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. 

Lisa Dorin

Lisa B. Dorin (B.A. ’96) is the Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs at The Williams College Museum of Art. Dorin also worked as the associate curator of contemporary art at the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC).

Jeremy Strick

Jeremy Strick (B.A., '77) has been Director of the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Texas since March 2009. He oversees collections, exhibitions and operations at the 2.4-acre museum located in the heart of downtown Dallas’ Arts District. 


Rita Gonzalez

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

Natalie Nelson

Natalie (B.A., '90) is Director/Curator of the Pence Gallery, a not-for-profit in Davis (established 1975).  In addition to exhibitions and lectures, the Pence is heavily involved with arts in the schools (ArtSmart).

Gabriella de la Rosa

Dr. Gabriella de la Rosa 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 Getty Research Institute before moving to the United Kingdom where she now works for the National Trust.

Jamila Dunn

Jamila Dunn 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. Jamila recieved an MA in Art History (Critical Curatorial Studies) from the University of British Columbia and went on to work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art before returning to California.

Julia Heather Cross

Julia Heather Cross (B.A., '09) is a fourth year PhD 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 perspective.  She will be in Japan next year studying specific reliquaries and manuscripts related to her project.

Cami Gordon

Cami Gordon (B.A., '10) works as the Manager of Programs for Schools and Teachers at the Bay Area Discovery Museum.