Jen Baron ’15 (Santa Barbara, BA) is the Founder and Executive Director of Girls Rock. She was honored by the Association for Women in Communications, Santa Barbara Chapter (AWC-SB) and was presented with the Lois Phillips Founders Award for her efforts to help girls find their voices and become more confident through music.
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