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2021

Paris “AJ” Adkins-Jackson

Paris “AJ” Adkins-Jackson (MPH, Community & Global Health) accepted a position at Columbia University as an assistant professor. As an epidemiologist, Paris conducts relevant and meaningful research that directly leads to the development and implementation of necessary programs and policies that help individuals enjoy the lives they intend to lead. Recently, an article was published on science.org celebrating Paris’ work to urge fellow scientists to use qualitative studies to observe structural racism’s impact on health.

2021

Skylar Hanson

Congratulations to Skylar Hanson (DrPH, Community & Global Health) for accepting the role of technical assistant specialist at the Public Health Institute in Los Angeles, CA. As TA specialist, Skylar will work closely with California-based clients to implement systems change efforts to decrease the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress.

2014

Andaye Hill

Congratulations to Andaye Hill (MPH, Community & Global Health) for accepting a new role as associate director at Protiviti in Los Angeles, CA.

2012

Clifford Eberly

Clifford Eberly (MFA, Arts & Humanities) was appointed to the position of exhibitions associate at Hicks Art Center Gallery on the campus of Bucks County Community College. As the exhibitions associate, Clifford curates, organizes, and promotes 3-5 group exhibitions and 2 Student Arts Exhibitions per year. Cliffor uses the experience as an MFA student at CGU to inform his daily responsibilities in the gallery and curatorial writing about the gallery artists and the collaborations across campus. Clifford thanks the MFA Arts faculty for its support during his time at CGU and throughout his career.

2014 | 2018

Matt Dubin

As an expert in Culture and Leadership Development, Matt Dubin (MA, PhD, Positive Developmental Psychology) instructed a two-part LinkedIn Learning course titled Finding Flow in Hybrid Work. While working as a Scientific Advisor for Share Ventures, Matt Dublin co-founded The Venn Collective, a consulting business dedicated to transforming business and people through Flow.

2013 | 2020

Casey Johnson

Congratulations to Casey Johnson (MA, PhD, Applied Mathematics) for accepting the position of Visiting Assistant Professor at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA. Casey is an accomplished Paralympian having been a Team Member U.S. Parapan American Games in 2008 and 2011.

2009 | 2015

Rachel (Tie) Morrison

Congratulations to Rachel (Tie) Morrison (MA, PhD, Arts & Humanities) who was promoted to assistant vice president of communication and brand strategy at Chapman University in Orange, CA. Rachel lives in Orange County, CA with her husband and three sons, ages one, four, and five.

2012

Joe Floyd

Joe Floyd’s (MFA, Arts & Humanities) solo exhibition at Western Project was reviewed in the LA Times, as well as three art magazines. He has been curated at many art exhibitions and juried in two editions of New American Paintings. Joe was an assistant professor of art at Biola University in La Mirada, CA before moving on to found the artist-run gallery Painting & Sculptures Outpost with his wife Tina Linville. Joe currently holds the position of Art Teacher at a high school and is represented by galleries on both the east and west coasts.

2021

Jashaina Thomas

Roberta Romero (MBA, 2009; MSIST, 2020), Jashaina Thomas (MSFE, 2021), and Harvey Mudd College student Amber Hughes teamed up for “Hack for Black Lives” in February. The not-so-traditional hackathon challenged students at the Claremont Colleges to practice active anti-racism by leveraging their interests and skills to develop solutions that support Black communities. Their group worked together to conceptualize a government entity that would oversee and regulate the use of AI software in large, influential organizations and proposed a solution to expose and mitigate algorithmic bias and impart a culture of responsibility for those involved in tech developments of the future.

2021

Luis Rodriguez

The AXA Art Prize 2021 Finalists were just announced and three of our recent MFA recipients are among the 40 artists in this national exhibition: A’Kailah Byrd-Greene (MFA), Julie Loffer (MFA), and Luis Rodriguez (MFA, 2021). For the fourth edition of the Prize, over 600 submissions were submitted. The works of the 40 finalist student artists go on view in November at the New York Academy of Art and will also be presented as a digital exhibition in the AXA Art Prize virtual gallery.

2021

Julie Loffer

The AXA Art Prize 2021 Finalists were just announced and three of our recent MFA recipients are among the 40 artists in this national exhibition: A’Kailah Byrd-Greene (MFA, 2021), Julie Loffer (MFA, 2021), and Luis Rodriguez (MFA, 2021). For the fourth edition of the Prize, over 600 submissions were submitted. The works of the 40 finalist student artists go on view in November at the New York Academy of Art and will also be presented as a digital exhibition in the AXA Art Prize virtual gallery.

2021

Francesca Gacho

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) named 48 new Emerging Voices Fellows for 2021 and Danae Hart (PhD, Cultural Studies, 2020) and Francesca Gacho (MA, PhD, English, 2021) were among the winners. The program allows recent PhDs in the humanities and humanistic social sciences to take up one-year positions at select institutions in ACLS’s Research University Consortium, where they can advance their research and professional development while contributing to the teaching, programming, and administrative work of their host university. Hart will join the Arts & Humanities program at the University of California, Berkley, and Gacho will join the Communication of Science and Technology program at Vanderbilt University as Postdoctoral fellows.