David Balakrishnan ’84 (San Francisco, MA Comm. Media) is on tour with the two-time Grammy-winning group Turtle Island Quartet, which he founded in 1985. The talented violinist was inspired to start the quartet while writing his Antioch master’s thesis.
Vanessa Smith ’03 (Antioch University Los Angeles, BA) started a new job as the Shriver Family Law Attorney at Legal Access Alameda. In this role, she is supervising volunteer attorneys who represent low-income individuals at hearings in child custody cases. “I have wanted to work in the nonprofit legal sector since I was a student at Antioch and then at law school,” said Smith. “This job represents finally reaching this goal.”