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B.A. Alumni

Jessica Ambler Portrait

Dr. Ambler (B.A. '03) has her Ph.D. in art history from UC Santa Barbara (2011). She has over a decade of experience in the art world including work in a museum, auction house, and numerous universities. Most recently, she was Head of Research for The Heller Group, an art advisory in New York... more

Félicie Bajet (B.A. '18) is pursuing a graduate degree in Art History with a focus on museology at l'Ecole du Louvre in Paris. 

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

Vivian Bossieux-Skinner (B.A. ’17) spent a year in Washington DC following graduation, working at a nonprofit in education and global literacy, as well as interning with the Smithsonian Folklife and Cultural Heritage department. She currently works in Operations and Development at a nonprofit in... more

L.E. Brown (B.A. '15) is an independent art director and digital specialist based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Previously, she held positions including director of a contemporary art gallery focusing on global and diasporic art, communications manager for a private philanthropic art foundation, and... 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

Kim Cooper Portrait

Kim Cooper (B.A. '88) studied under Jasper Rose, received her M.A. in Art History from UC Santa Barbara and had a brief but colorful curatorial career at The Oakland Museum and MOCA, Los Angeles. Her writings include an oral history of Neutral Milk Hotel, The Raymond Chandler Map and ... 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