Note Category: Alumni

Lena Morán-Acereto ’16

Lena Morán-Acereto ’16 (Education with focus on Leadership and Social Justice, Antioch Univerity Santa Barbara) has joined the Board of the Wilderness Youth Project (WYP), the leading nature connection organization in Santa Barbara County. WYP Board members oversee governance, finance, and fundraising and act as ambassadors to the community. The mission of the Wilderness Youth Project is to foster confidence, health, and a lifelong love of learning for young people and families through active outdoor experiences and mentoring. Morán-Acereto is returning to the Board after a leave of absence taken while she served as a consultant advising WYP’s Board and

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Giselle Töngi-Walters ‘21

Giselle Töngi-Walters ‘21 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MA) was featured in a profile feature story in The Philippine Star about her career as an actress and her recent graduation from the MA in Nonprofit Management program. Giselle was still in her teens when she made a name for herself in Philippine showbiz. Some of her most memorable films were Langit sa Piling Mo (1997), Diliryo (1997), and Luksong Tinik (1999), which earned her a Best Supporting Actress award at the Metro Manila Film Festival. In 1999, she played mom to newcomer Edward Barber in Paul Soriano’s romantic drama, First Love, a film

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Stephanie Molina ‘07

Stephanie Molina ‘07 (Antioch University Santa Barbara, MACP) is the program director for employee assistance at Cottage Hospital. She has recently joined the New House Santa Barbara Board of Directors. Read more here.

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Roberto Lovato ’18

Roberto Lovato’s (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) memoir Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas was selected by the Los Angeles Times on a curated list of the Best Books of 2020 and recommended by SF Weekly’s Holiday Gift Guide. Read about Lovato and his work in the Fall 2020 Antioch University Alumni Magazine article A Revolutionary Life in Four Acts.  

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Kierstyn Hunter ‘07

Kierstyn Hunter ‘07 (Antioch University Seattle, MA) is named VP for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer at Berkshire Community College. She most recently served as Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs at American International College (AIC) in Springfield, Massachusetts, where she previously was Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Accreditation Liaison Officer. She has held academic leadership roles at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont and Cambridge College in Boston. Hunter has extensive experience in humanitarian and advocacy work on gender, which she pursued in Tanzania, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Canada, and has developed efforts that led to system-wide changes

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Tim Cummings ‘18

Tim Cummings’ ‘18 (Los Angeles, MFA) short story, Luke De Foncé Du Nuage, was published in Scare Street’s horror anthology Night Terrors.

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Kim Steutermann Rogers ‘07

Kim Steutermann Rogers ‘07 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) published the article The world’s oldest known wild bird just turned 70—why she’s so special, in National Geographic; an essay My Old Friend, Wonder in Wild Roof Journal; and flash fiction, We Hadn’t Had the Best of Relationships, in Bending Genres.

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Laurel Dodge ‘93

Laurel Dodge ‘93 (Antioch University New England, MS) is the newly hired gallery manager for River Arts in Damariscotta. Read the full story in the Boothbay Register or in the Village Soup.

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Dréa Lewis ’07

Dréa Lewis (Antioch University Midwest, MA in Performing Arts) was honored to receive a directing award from The John F. Kennedy Center for her artistic leadership on “Tilikum” (produced in partnership with the University of Central Missouri). At the virtual awards ceremony that was held May 22, 2021, the production also received awards for Innovative Use of Technology; Overall Production; Special Achievement in Ensemble Collaboration – Performance and Production; Special Achievement in Performance by a Lead Actor, and The Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Award for promoting long-term societal impact through an artistic lens, to encourage empathetic exploration of the complex

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Katelyn Berezo

Katelyn Berezo, Antioch University Seattle MAEd alum, is living the Antioch mission. She has been advocating for first-generation college students for years. She currently serves as the Mentorship Manager at Thrive Scholars, which helps students from underrepresented, low-income communities reach their goals during college. Berezo was recently interviewed about what it means to be a mentor in the article Mentoring Students to THRIVE.    

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Marian Blue ‘08

Marian Blue ’08 (Antioch University Seattle, Communications) recently had her book Sailing off the Hook published by Cyberwit Publishing. This collection of twenty short stories involves characters who abandon traditional methods of making decisions, developing relationships, enjoying life, and discovering the magic in life. “These short stories, not about sailing, cover decades of writing that has appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies,” says Blue. “Most reflect my continued interest in magic realism and fantasy.” Blue’s award-winning writing (journalism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry) has appeared internationally for 45 years. She’s published in newspapers, magazines, and books/anthologies (including her own

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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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