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.
Lena Morán-Acereto ’16 (Education with focus on Leadership and Social Justice, Antioch Univerity Santa Barbara) has joined the Board of the Wilderness Youth Project (WYP), the leading nature connection organization in Santa Barbara County. WYP Board members oversee governance, finance, and fundraising and act as ambassadors to the community. The mission of the Wilderness Youth Project is to foster confidence, health, and a lifelong love of learning for young people and families through active outdoor experiences and mentoring. Morán-Acereto is returning to the Board after a leave of absence taken while she served as a consultant advising WYP’s Board and