Luzmaria Espinosa ’95 (Santa Barbara, MA) is the new Ventura County Poet Laureate, a position that enables her to promote poetry reading to the residents of the region. Her poetic themes typically focus on Chicano and indigenous culture and issues of social justice, especially as they relate to women.
Dr. Mary Baures ’95 (New England, PsyD) extends her plea against using our brother and sister species as commodities in Awakening Awe—An illustrated Journey Toward Reverence (2020). Her narrative, woven around encounters with leopards, snow monkeys, grizzlies, jaguars, and orphan orangutans, is an urgent warning for us to end our cult of superiority and our delusion that we own the earth.
Kathryn Washington ’91 (Antioch College, MA) was promoted to Vice President, Television Programming by the Corp. for Public Broadcasting (CPB). Washington will help further CPB’s investmentsin TV and digital productions and its support of independent filmmakers and content creators.
Padma Gordon ’91 (New England, MEd) introduces essential principles and simple tools to have a thriving long-term relationship, providing a roadmap to happiness, and opening doors to experience freedom in true and lasting love in her new book Being Together: Practical Wisdom for Loving Yourself and Your Partner (2020).
Pamela Sackett ’90 (Seattle, BA) published I Can: Twelve Ways to Witness the Heart (2019), which explores key concepts of emotional literacy, focusing on self authority. This text is especially geared toward those who play pivotal roles in the lives of children, helping them to navigate and articulate their feelings, wants, and needs.
Jennifer Kretser ’98 (New England, MS) was honored with one of the 2019 Environmental Excellence Awards. She received the Alumni Award, which is given to an alumna or alumnus who has made outstanding contributions to the sustainability of the environment through professional or personal action. Sy Montgomery, a naturalist, author, and scriptwriter, was the recipient of the Community Award. The Environmental Excellence Awards are presented annually by New England’s Environmental Studies Department.
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