Dr. Shandell Maxwell

Dr. Shandell Maxwell (PhD in Leadership and Change, GSLC) has co-launched Byrd and Maxwell Coaching Institute. Specializing in change management, the practice uniquely incorporates empathy, intuition, and experience with behavioral science and artistic experience in the coaching techniquest. Shandell is passionate about helping people, communities and organizations tackling issues around race relations. She was recently featured on VoyageLA, an outlet featuring inspirational stories and individuals in and around Los Angeles, California. Most recently, she has accepted a Practice Manager position at Covina Animal Hospital in Covina, California. In this new role Dr. Maxwell will manage operations and provide professional life coaching for the staff. Additionally, she has been nominated manager of the Tougaloo Nine Legacy. As manager, she has the honor of coordinating public relations events for the active members and carrying the message of their contributions to civil rights to inspire current and future activists.

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Gwynne Garfinkle ‘06

Gwynne Garfinkle’s ‘06 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) piece, “Sinking, Singing,” was reprinted by Mermaids Monthly.

Theresa Daskalakis ‘14

Theresa Daskalakis ‘14 (Antioch University Los Angeles, BA) had a piece, “Silent Night,” appear in Tipping the Scales. 

Jeri Frederickson ‘18

Jeri Frederickson’s ‘18 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) chapbook You Are Not Lost will be published by Finishing Line Press on October 1, 2021.

Jesus Francisco Sierra ‘18

Jesus Francisco Sierra ‘18 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) was accepted into and attended a two-week residency at Mesa Refuge. His essay, “Twelve Grapes,” was published in the Write Now! SF Bay anthology Essential Truths: The Bay Area in Color.

Mary Birnbaum ‘17

Mary Birnbaum’s ‘17 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) essay, “Everything Was Wild, No One Was a Stranger,” was a 2021 Hunger Mountain Creative Nonfiction Prize finalist.

Rebecca Kuder ‘01

Rebecca Kuder’s ‘01 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) essay, “A Trampoline,” was published in Los Angeles Review of Books.

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Since our founding 1852, Antioch University has remained on the forefront of social justice, inclusion, and equality – regardless of ethnicity, gender, creed, orientation, focus of study, or ability.

Antiochians actively reflect these shared values to inspire positive change in the world. Common Thread is where we document the stories that showcase our communities actions, so the change we work for can be shared widely.  

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