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Gabi Quinn

Santa Barbara is beautiful, comfortable, tranquil—and it’s where Gabi Quinn, a recent Antioch Santa Barbara grad, finds her strength. Quinn plans to advocate for students

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J Love Benton

If you want to make the biggest impact on the world, says Dr. J. Love Benton, you should “duplicate you.” If someone “comes in contact

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What is the industry sector that has the greatest opportunity to communicate and demonstrate the importance of economic, environmental, and social sustainability? According to Peter

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Victoria Chang

Antioch Los Angeles MFA Program Chair Victoria Chang was profiled by Kamran Javadizadeh for The New Yorker about her books Dear Memory (Milkweed) and Obit (Copper Canyon Press): “Chang has followed language to the edge of what she knows; the question her book asks is whether language can go further still, whether it can be trusted to secure a safe landing for that dangling preposition.”

Alum and Faculty Share Advancing Equity Grant with Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board

Dr. Rachel Oppenheim, Associate Dean of our Graduate School of Education, and Kyla Crawford ’13, ’17 (Seattle, BA; Seattle, MA in Teaching) and a teacher-librarian in the Tukwila School District, participated in a panel event at the Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board meeting and shared about Antioch Seattle’s Advancing Equity Grant project. The previous day, Advancing Equity Grantees came together for an in-person retreat. Toward the end of the retreat day, they participated in a mind map exercise to showcase the equity project’s process and progress. They shared their posters in a gallery walk with other grantees and community

Shameika Hanson ’20

Shameika Hanson ‘20 (Antioch New England, MS in Environmental Studies, Sustainable Development and Climate Change) has been elected to the American Society of Adaptation Professionals’ (ASAP) Board of Directors. Hanson, a native of Huntington Station, is currently a Community Protection Specialist at the Nature Conservancy in New York. She began her board term in fall 2021, continuing to advance the work of ASAP’s Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) committee, which Hanson chaired and helped to establish shortly after joining the professional organization in 2018. “By taking on this role, I hope to scale the work that the JEDI committee

Suzanne Edison ’82, ’76

Suzanne Edison ’82, ’76 (Antioch University Seattle, MA, and Antioch Yellow Springs & Baltimore, BA in Psychology and Dance) was appointed to the position of Mental Health Coordinator at the Cure JM Foundation. Her responsibilities will include oversight of Cure JM’s Mental Health and Emotional Wellness program. The goals of this new Cure JM program are to assist and provide support and resources to pediatric rheumatology departments across the country to expand mental health counseling and awareness to patients and families.

Anne Liu Kellor ‘06

Anne Liu Kellor’s ‘06 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) essay, “Shapeshifting: Discovering the ‘We’ in Mixed-Race Experiences,” appeared in YES!

Gwynne Garfinkle ‘06

Gwynne Garfinkle’s ‘06 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) piece, “Sinking, Singing,” was reprinted by Mermaids Monthly.

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