Amy Evans ’95

Amy Evans ’95 (Santa Barbara, MA) was awarded the Public Policy Leader of the Year by the Santa Barbara chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO-SB). She is the Executive Director of Devereux Behavioral Health California.

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Jill Krahwinkel

Dr. Jill Krahwinkel, Associate Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling in New England, offered two presentations at the Pennsylvania Counseling Association’s 54th annual conference, which took place from October 14th-16th of 2022. Her first educational session, How to Meet the Basic Needs of LGBTQ+ Clients Utilizing Choice Theory/Reality Therapy, and a second, round table session entitled Racial/Ethnic Experiences of Underrepresented Masters-level Students in CACREP-Accredited Counseling Programs both aimed to highlight the voices of marginalized individuals as well as educate others on the best practices in not just counseling, but also in greater academia. Both sessions were well-attended by professional counselors, counselor

Maya Townsend

PhD in Leadership and Change student Maya Townsend, Founder and Lead Consultant of Partnering Resources, delivered the keynote address, “Centering Humans: A Call for Radical Humanity at Work” at the Organizational Network Analysis Summit 2022. The conference brings together a diverse mix of voices: researchers and business analysts, human resources specialists, change management and organizational development consultants, communications specialists, and leaders of private and public organizations.  Townsend specializes in helping individuals, teams, and organizations thrive in our networked world.

Matthew Solomon ‘21

Matthew Solomon’s ‘21 (Online, BS) first documentary feature, Reimagining Safety, will have its Official West Coast Premiere on Friday, February 3, 2023, at the San Pedro International Film Festival. In Reimagining Safety, ten experts—including LA County District Attorney George Gascón, USC Law professor Dr. Jody Armour, and law enforcement expert Alex S. Vitale—discuss the false premise that more police and more prisons make us safer while providing practical and actionable solutions toward achieving systems of safety that work for everyone. The film is already receiving very positive feedback and support from social justice organizations and newly elected progressive leaders. The

Alo Johnston ‘15

After thousands of hours of research, conversations with hundreds of trans people, and a personal journey through transition, Alo Johnston ‘15 (Los Angeles, MA in Clinical Psychology) announces the publication of his first book, coming February 21, 2023, through Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Am I Trans Enough?: How to Overcome Your Doubts and Find Your Authentic Self is a work that explores historical narratives that fuel internalized transphobia and reveals the effects of a transphobic world on those coming out or questioning a life as a trans person.  Johnston hopes to cultivate a space with this text for readers to engage with

Kristine (Kristina) Bak ’91

Kristine (Kristina) Bak ’91 (Seattle, MA in Psychology) had her young adult fiction novel Cold Mirage published by Luminare Press. A cinematic, multi-layered novel, the second in a series starring Stevie, who heals pain with her touch. Secrets are slippery things, and the most dangerous people already know hers or think they do. Metaphysical gifts, hauntings, and natural phenomena blend in this near-future adventure with Stevie, her friends, and animal companions.  Kristina Bak writes stories and novels for readers age 12 to 112. Her work has been described as “cinematic,” which makes sense to her since she sees what she

Gayle Brandeis ’01

Gayle Brandeis’ ’01 (Los Angeles, MFA) forthcoming essay collection, Drawing Breath, Essays on Writing, the Body and Loss, will be released on February 7, 2023 (Overcup Books). Her ninth book to be published, Drawing Breath spans 20+ years of writing and “explores both the writing life and the embodied life, while fluidly fashioning the potent intersection between the two.” The collection features essays published throughout Brandeis’ career, including in The New York Times, Longreads, The Rumpus and viral essays in Modern Love and The Washington Post. Brandeis is an affiliate faculty member in Antioch’s MFA in Creative Writing program, a

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