Grad Decade: 2010s

April Brucker ’19

April Brucker ’19 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) had her new book Don’t Read  My Lips! — America’s Foremost Female Ventriloquist Reveals the Secrets of How to be a Successful Vent published CFBP Bestsellers on March 13, 2021. Brucker is a Las Vegas headliner and the special guest star in the Las Vegas revue “BurlesQ.” “When the pandemic shut down my Vegas residency last year after just two performances, I took time to write the book that I always wanted to write but hadn’t due to tour dates, TV appearances, and other excuses,” says Brucker. “Whether you’re

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Dr. Yves P. Gakunde ’12 and ’20

Dr. Yves P. Gakunde ’20 (New England, PhD in Environmental Studies) and ’12 (New England, MS in Sustainable Development and Climate Change) assumed the position of Purchasing and Contract Services manager for the City of Keene after previously working as environmentally preferred purchasing program coordinator. He will assist the city in working toward its sustainability goals.

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Dasha Kelly Hamilton ’11

Dasha Kelly Hamilton ’11 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) was named the 2021-2022 Wisconsin Poet Laureate. Dasha is being honored for her work in the creative industry, the education and training of young poets and writers, and her many other contributions toward improving the industry in Wisconsin. Hamilton makes history as the first Black woman to hold the title of Wisconsin Poet Laureate. Hamilton was named artist of the year in 2016 by the Milwaukee Arts Board. In 2019 she was named Milwaukee’s Poet Laureate. This makes her the second person ever to hold both positions. She

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Katarina V. Eleby ‘16

Katarina V. Eleby ‘16 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MA in Nonprofit Management) has been reappointed to the Physical Therapy Board of California, where she has served since 2013. Eleby has been Manager of Inventory and Distribution at Savage Valley since 2020. She was a Contracts and Grants Associate at Community Partners from 2017 to 2019, a Manager of Programs and Operations at the African American Board Leadership Institute from 2012 to 2017, and a Sales Assistant at Salt & Pepper Sales from 2006 to 2012. 

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Colin MacKenzie Mitchell ’18

Colin MacKenzie Mitchell (Santa Barbara, MFA) “The Laundronauts: A Potentially Untrue Tale Based on Actual Events,” an original, scripted, podcast adventure series, written, directed, and produced by inaugural MFA in Writing and Contemporary Media alum, Colin MacKenzie Mitchell, has been officially cast. The idea for the story was first conceived during Mitchell’s time at AUSB and is being produced in association with I Heart Media. Recording for The Laundronauts is set for January 2021, and the 10-episode series is set to drop in March of the same year. The show is an epic multi-generational fantasy adventure and is geared towards parents and

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Robert Morgan Fisher ’14

Robert Morgan Fisher ’14 (Los Angeles, MFA) is 2nd Place Runner-up for the Saturday Evening Post 2021 Great American Fiction Prize, his story “Pipe Dream Paste” will appear in the magazine in early 2021 and in the digital anthology. His story “Superlative” appears in Feral Cat Publisher’s new anti-fascist anthology Dear Leader Tales and he has stories in the current issues of Cowboy Jamboree Magazine, The Wild Word, Blood and Bourbon Magazine, Grey Thoughts, Pandemic Publications, and Upstreet.

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Mindy Velasco ’19

Mindy Velasco ’19 (Los Angeles, MA) serves as California Program Manager for the Latino Coalition for Community Leadership.

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Michelle Suzanne Snyder ’19

Michelle Suzanne Snyder ’19 (Los Angeles, MA) began working as an arts educator at CSU-Long Beach. She also launched her own business, DreamOut People’s Project, a customized workshop that blends oral history, writing, and visual art for community building.

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Andrew Parsons ’19

Andrew Parsons ’19 (Seattle, MA) received the Teacher of the Year award at Park Orchard Elementary School in the Kent School District for the 2019-2020 school year.

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Sabrina Moore ’19

Sabrina Moore ’19 (Los Angeles, MA) is now working as a Development Associate at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. The position supports the director, campaign committees, and the board.

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