Jessica Emerson McCormick ‘10

Jessica Emerson McCormick ‘10 (Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) will be serving as Executive Director of the University of Arizona Hillel Foundation. She has worked in Jewish organizations, municipal government, and as a writer. Her new position will begin July 1, 2021. Jessica was selected after a national search and competitive selection process from a strong field of Jewish leaders. She currently serves as the inaugural director of the Jewish Emergent Network. During her time in that position, she developed an innovative, immersive rabbinic fellowship in entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, delivered creative justice and holiday programming to tens of thousands around the world, and knitted together a group of diverse communities and their leaders to cross-pollinate, share best practices, and maximize their fundraising ability. She also served as the Communications Director at Sinai Akiba Academy in Los Angeles, and in the Community Services Department at the City of Beverly Hills. She is also a published and award-winning fiction writer, poet, and playwright. Read the full article in the Arizona Jewish Post here.


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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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