Shari Foos ‘97

Shari Foos ‘97 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MA in Clinical Psychology) was named Culture Briefing Apprentice in sparks & honey, Omnicom’s technology-based cultural consultancy, second annual Cultural Apprentice Program,  The program aims to engage curious lifelong learners who are eager to share and build upon their accumulated professional knowledge. An initiative designed specifically for individuals with decades of professional experience who are ready for their next endeavor, the 16-week program aims to engage curious lifelong learners who are eager to share and build upon their accumulated professional knowledge.

Foos founded The Narrative Method to address the need for genuine connection in an increasingly technological world. In addition to weekly salons, she works with universities, organizations and diverse at-risk populations. In 1999, Foos co-founded the Bridge Program at Antioch University Los Angeles, an accredited Humanities program that is provided free for adults without access to higher education. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Antioch, where she teaches The Narrative Method.

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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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