Julia Reichert ’70

Julia Reichert ’70 (Antioch College, BA) won an Academy Award for the best feature-length documentary American Factory. She co-directed it with her longtime partner and collaborator, Steve Bognar, and her nephew Jeff Reichert. American Factory is the first documentary released by Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company. This was Reichert’s fourth Oscar nomination. She launched her career with a film she made while attending Antioch College. Growing Up Female examines female socialization through the lives of six women. It was one of several films shown as part of Julia Reichert: 50 Years in Film, a retrospective at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque that ran from late Nov. to Dec. 2019.

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Shameika Hanson ’20

Shameika Hanson ‘20 (Antioch New England, MS in Environmental Studies, Sustainable Development and Climate Change) has been elected to the American Society of Adaptation Professionals’ (ASAP) Board of Directors. Hanson, a native of Huntington Station, is currently a Community Protection Specialist at the Nature Conservancy in New York. She began her board term in fall 2021, continuing to advance the work of ASAP’s Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) committee, which Hanson chaired and helped to establish shortly after joining the professional organization in 2018. “By taking on this role, I hope to scale the work that the JEDI committee

Suzanne Edison ’82, ’76

Suzanne Edison ’82, ’76 (Antioch University Seattle, MA, and Antioch Yellow Springs & Baltimore, BA in Psychology and Dance) was appointed to the position of Mental Health Coordinator at the Cure JM Foundation. Her responsibilities will include oversight of Cure JM’s Mental Health and Emotional Wellness program. The goals of this new Cure JM program are to assist and provide support and resources to pediatric rheumatology departments across the country to expand mental health counseling and awareness to patients and families.

Anne Liu Kellor ‘06

Anne Liu Kellor’s ‘06 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) essay, “Shapeshifting: Discovering the ‘We’ in Mixed-Race Experiences,” appeared in YES!

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.

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