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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

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Yodit Semu

MA in Urban Sustainability alumna Yodit Semu was featured on podcast The Accidental Safety Pro on October 28, 2020 discussing her work in urban sustainability. Yodit is currently the coordinator of the environmental career worker training program at UCLA’s Labor

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Victoria Chang

Victoria Chang, Chair of AULA’s MFA in Creative Writing, has had her fifth book of poems, Obit,  selected by Time magazine as one of 100 “Must-Read” books of 2020. The Time editors say that Chang captures the “visceral, heart-stopping ache”

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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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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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Erica Charis Molling ’19

Erica Charis Molling ’19 (Los Angeles, MFA) produced and launched “In This Place (An American Lyric),” a video featuring recitations of National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman and 16 other poets.

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Cristina Medina ’19

Cristina Medina ’19 (Los Angeles, MFA) was selected as a finalist for North America Review’s James Hearst Poetry Prize by Guest Judge Ilya Kaminsky for her poem “Etymology of a Name.”

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Julia Caroline Knowlton ’19

Julia Caroline Knowlton ’19 (Los Angeles, MFA) depicts survival from illness and sexual violence, and also paints a portrait of the artist striving to find living, literary mothers and sisters in her new book One Clean Feather (2019). In poems

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Diane Gottlieb ’19

Diane Gottlieb ’19 (Los Angeles, MFA) had her essay “Another A&P (My Apologies to John Updike)” published in Hippocamus Magazine.

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