HAVC Alumni

Eric Lutz

Eric Lutz (BA Art History, '88) received a Ph.D. in the History of Art and Architecture at UCSB in 2004. He is currently the Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Saint Louis Art Museum.

Laurel Waycott

Laurel (B.A. '05) is a Ph.D. candidate in the history of science and medicine at Yale University. Her dissertation explores the way biological thinking shaped conceptions of decoration, ornament and pattern at the turn of the twentieth century. After Santa Cruz, Laurel earned an M.A. in the history of decorative arts and design at the Bard Graduate Center in New York. Before seeking her Ph.D., she worked as an art historian with the Art Loss Register and in exhibition planning at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. 

Julia Kane

Julia (B.A., 2013) 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 Education in 2016. She is a social justice educator, seeking to transform public education by ensuring equitable access to interdisciplinary arts education. 

Giancarlo Fiorenza

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 contributed to the volume Visual Cultures of Secrecy in Early Modern Europe (Truman State University Press, 2013).  He has also worked in the museum field, holding curatorial positions at the Toledo Museum of Art (Ohio) and the Georgia Museum of Art. 

Fallin Steffen

Fallin Steffen (B.A., '10) completed a Masters degree in Preservation Studies from Tulane University in New Orleans in 2015. She moved back to the Santa Cruz area to start her own small business, Sequoia Preservation Works, which offers historic architecture consultation and historic materials analysis services to the Monterey Bay area. In addition to this, she was appointed to the Santa Cruz city Historic Preservation Commission and works to help preserve some of the architectural gems in this area.

Kailani Polzak

Kailani Polzak is a post-doctoral fellow in Art History at Williams College. She specializes in European visual culture of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and is particularly interested in the pictorial politics of race and colonialism in Oceania. Kailani has conducted research abroad in France, Germany, England, Aotearoa – New Zealand, and Australia with the support of fellowships from the Social Science Research Council and the Georges Lurcy Foundation.

Kori Crossno

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. 

Marion Cadora

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. Previously, Marion worked as a researcher and educator at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the University of Goroka in Papua New Guinea.

Alexandra Boiarsky

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 collectors in their acquisition of Post-War and Contemporary art. In the fall of 2017, she will begin the Masters of Art in Art History program at the University of Texas at Austin, where she will concentrate on the study of modernism. 

Georgia Mowry

Georgia Mowry graduated from UCSC in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in two areas of study, HAVC and Art. Through her undergraduate studies and one semester abroad in Paris, she discovered her passion for museums. She is the Business Development Coordinator at the Dali17 Museum, in Monterey, California, which houses the country’s largest private collection of art by Salvador Dali. Georgia is currently applying for a Master’s education abroad in Museum Studies to further pursue and advance a career in the museum sector.