Janis Clapoff ’98

Janis Clapoff ’98 (Santa Barbara, MS in Organizational Management) was appointed the General Manager at Belmond El Encanto in Santa Barbara. She has previous leadership positions at the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, San Ysidro Ranch, the Simpson House Inn and the Ojai Valley Inn.  At Belmond El Encanto, according to a news release, Clapoff will work with various hotel teams to continue to explore innovative ways to engage guests during a historic time in the travel industry.

“I am excited to help our team lead this incredible landmark hotel to continued success,” Clapoff said in a news release. “So many one-of-a-kind experiences are brought to life at Belmond El Encanto, and I look forward to sharing them with our guests and Santa Barbara community.”

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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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