HAVC Alumni

Tal Harari

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).

Kari Lentz

Kari Lentz (B.A., '10) is Staff Archaeologist at William Self Associates, Inc. in the San Francisco Bay Area. As an undergraduate she double majored in Anthropology and HAVC and focused her studies oncolonial encounters in the New World. Since graduating she has conducted fieldwork in Oaxaca, Peru, and the western United States.

Emily Munro

Emily (B.A., '10) received her Masters of Arts Administration from Teachers College Columbia University in New York City in 2013. She is currently the Communications Specialist and Grants Associate at the Children's Museum of Manhattan.

Megan Sallabedra

Megan (B.A., '07) is a curator and writer living in Los Angeles. She has organized solo exhibitions for Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda, and Katy Fischer, and was part of the curatorial team presenting Radio Break, a radio-based exhibition mounted as a series of public engagement events in 2012. Her writing has appeared in LA Weekly and in numerous exhibition catalogs.

Lily Woodruff

Lily (B.A., '03) went on to receive a joint PhD in Art History from Northwestern University and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris) in 2012. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Art History at Michigan State University. Her scholarly articles and criticism have appeared in Art Journal, nonsite.org, and caa.reviews.

Benjamin Hufbauer, Ph.D.

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

Brittany Sheldon

Brittany Sheldon (B.A., '07) received her PhD in Art History and African Studies from Indiana University, Bloomington. She conducted her doctoral research on rural women's wall painting, pottery, and basketry in northeastern Ghana and southern Burkina Faso with support from a West African Research Association Pre-Doctoral Fellowship and a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad award.

Matthew Simms

Matthew Simms (BA UCSC art history and studio art 1990, PhD Harvard, 1998) is Professor of Art History at CSU Long Beach. His publications include "Between Drawing and Painting: Cézanne's Watercolors" (Yale, 2008) and a monograph entitled "Robert Irwin: A Conditional Art" (Yale, 2016). He is also the editor of Irwin's writings, "Notes Toward a Conditional Art" (Getty, 2011). 

Jessica L. Ambler, Ph.D.

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 is Roman architecture. She was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at UCSB and a Curatorial Assistant at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. She now teaches Humanities online for Southern New Hampshire University. 

Brett Farrow

Brett graduated in 1992 with a BA in Art History. After graduating he stayed in Santa Cruz until 1995 then moved to San Diego where he entered the Masters of Architecture program at the Newschool of Architecture, graduating as class Valedictorian in 1997.  He became a licensed Architect in 2004 and has been running his own business since 2002.  Additionally he has taught graduate level and undergraduate level design studios at the Newschool of Architecture.