Ronnell Hampton

MA in Urban Sustainability alum Ronnell Hampton was a panelist at Encompass: Inclusive Architecture, an annual convening of the American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles chapter (AIA|LA) on September 2, 2020. The virtual gathering aimed to “refocus our commitment to environmental justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. As our ongoing pandemic has highlighted the severe inequities and systemic disparities of our built environment, we see the urgent need to accelerate change and create better, more generous, and equal places for everyone to belong, contribute, and succeed.”

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Giselle Töngi-Walters ‘21

Giselle Töngi-Walters ‘21 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MA) was featured in a profile feature story in The Philippine Star about her career as an actress and her recent graduation from the MA in Nonprofit Management program. Giselle was still in her teens when she made a name for herself in Philippine showbiz. Some of her most memorable films were Langit sa Piling Mo (1997), Diliryo (1997), and Luksong Tinik (1999), which earned her a Best Supporting Actress award at the Metro Manila Film Festival. In 1999, she played mom to newcomer Edward Barber in Paul Soriano’s romantic drama, First Love, a film

Ari Banias

Antioch MFA Poetry Faculty Ari Banias’s next book, A Symmetry, will be published by W. W. Norton in October 2021.

Stephanie Molina ‘07

Stephanie Molina ‘07 (Antioch University Santa Barbara, MACP) is the program director for employee assistance at Cottage Hospital. She has recently joined the New House Santa Barbara Board of Directors. Read more here.

Roberto Lovato ’18

Roberto Lovato’s (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) memoir Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas was selected by the Los Angeles Times on a curated list of the Best Books of 2020 and recommended by SF Weekly’s Holiday Gift Guide. Read about Lovato and his work in the Fall 2020 Antioch University Alumni Magazine article A Revolutionary Life in Four Acts.  

Kierstyn Hunter ‘07

Kierstyn Hunter ‘07 (Antioch University Seattle, MA) is named VP for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer at Berkshire Community College. She most recently served as Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs at American International College (AIC) in Springfield, Massachusetts, where she previously was Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Accreditation Liaison Officer. She has held academic leadership roles at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont and Cambridge College in Boston. Hunter has extensive experience in humanitarian and advocacy work on gender, which she pursued in Tanzania, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Canada, and has developed efforts that led to system-wide changes

Tim Cummings ‘18

Tim Cummings’ ‘18 (Los Angeles, MFA) short story, Luke De Foncé Du Nuage, was published in Scare Street’s horror anthology Night Terrors.

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