Khavin Debbs

Khavin Debbs (Antioch University Seattle, MA in Education with Urban Environmental Education) on his recent promotion to Deputy Executive Director of Preschool and Community Programs. In this role, Khavin will lead strategy and implementation for preschool and community programming at Tiny Trees, overseeing our Community Programs Coordinator, (two) Preschool Co-Directors, and our Equity Coordinator to ensure Tiny Trees programming supports our purpose and vision and complies with local and state regulations.

Khavin Debbs

Khavin was a founding member of the Tiny Trees team and demonstrated heart, resilience, and leadership as Supervisor and Curriculum Coach, Operations Manager, and Community Programs Manager. Over the years, he has played a key leadership role in guiding our 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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