Khavin Debbs ‘18

Khavin DebbsKhavin Debbs ‘18 (Antioch University Seattle, MA in Education with Urban Environmental Education) was promoted to Deputy Executive Director of Preschool and Community Programs Tiny Trees Preschool. In this role, Debbs will lead strategy and implementation for preschool and community programming. He will oversee the Community Programs Coordinator, (two) Preschool Co-Directors, and the Equity Coordinator to ensure Tiny Trees programming supports its purpose and vision and complies with local and state regulations. 

Debbs was a founding member of the Tiny Trees team as Supervisor and Curriculum Coach, Operations Manager, and Community Programs Manager. Over the years, he has played a key leadership role in guiding Tiny Trees vision and strategy for community partnerships, anti-racism, and organizational development. He’s also the voice and talent behind Tiny Tree’s mascot and beloved muppet, Mistee (they/them).

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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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