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B.A. Alumni

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

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.

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 on colonial encounters in the New World. Since graduating she has conducted fieldwork in Oaxaca,... more

Nathan Marsak Portrait

Nathan Marsak (B.A. '89) received his M.A. in Art History from UW-Madison in 1993.  He thereafter worked on the curatorial staff of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and served as an historian for the Los Angeles Police Museum archives.  He is the author of Los Angeles Neon (... more

Maureen completed the Ph.D. in the Spring of 2024.

Karen Moss is an art historian, curator and educator who is currently Interim Chair/Adjunct Professor in the Public Practice MFA program at Otis College of Art and Design and Adjunct Faculty in the USC Roski Curatorial Practices MA program.

Georgia Mowry (B.A. '16) double majored in HAVC and Art. Georgia completed her M.A. specialized in culture and the economy in the Netherlands at Maastricht University in 2018. Based in Amsterdam, Georgia consulted various arts organizations throughout Europe, Switzerland and Asia. In 2022... more

Emily Munro (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.

Natalie Nelson (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).

Dr. Erin O'Toole (B.A. '92) is associate curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Most recently she collaborated with Leo Rubinfien and Sarah Greenough on the retrospective exhibition Garry Winogrand (2013), which traveled to the National Gallery of Art, the Metropolitan... more

Kailani Polzak (B.A. '07) 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... more

Anthony Roxas Portrait

Anthony Roxas (B.A '06) is a licensed architect in California, with a Master of Architecture Degree from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. He has worked in the field of architecture for 10+ years, and owns a design practice based in Oakland.

Megan Sallabedra (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... more

Richard Schave Portrait

After leaving Santa Cruz, Richard Schave (B.A. '90) went on the road as an itinerant brick mason, worked in independent film, and obtained a degree in Computer Science. With wife Kim Cooper, he operates the Esotouric sightseeing tour company and works to preserve such landmarks as Charles... more

Dr. Brittany Sheldon (B.A. '07) is currently working at Humboldt State University as the Art Department Gallery Director where she runs the Reese Bullen and Goudi'ni Native American Arts Galleries. She also teaches courses in Art History and for the Department's Museum and Gallery Certificate... more

Dr. Matthew Simms (B.A. '90) is Professor of Art History at CSU Long Beach. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1998. 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... more

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... more