Alumni News

Gianna Olson '16, has an AmeriCorps position working at the Peace Community Center and McCarver Elementary School in Tacoma serving in school classes and after school programming.

Louisa Raitt ’15 is starting an M.A. degree in art history at the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University in Fall 2016. 

Brendan Balaam ’14 is pursuing an M.A. degree in Material Culture & Artifact Studies at the University of Glasgow.

Ben Block '14 is working as a software developer at Tyemill in Seattle.

Maggie O’Rourke ’14, is working at Seattle Art Museum as an Education Assistant in the Department of Public Programs; Was awarded a 2014 summer internship in the Education Department at the Seattle Art Museum.

Lucas Sokolsky '14 participated in the Art Summer Residency Program in Europe in Summer 2014 with three studio art students, traveling to Budapest, Leipzig, and Berlin to study contemporary art.  The program is funded by an anonymous donor; Currently Gallery Associate at Jules Maeght Gallery in San Francisco.

Tosia Klincewicz '14 presented a paper, "On Display: Curating the Works of Julia Margaret Cameron", at the Gender Studies Symposium held at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon in March 2014.

Joelle Luongo '13 held the position of Curatorial Intern in Summer 2013 for the African collection of the Seattle Art Museum; Currently Program Assistant of the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards in Washington, D.C.

Katherine Havlik ’12 is attending the University of Utah School of Psychology PhD program

Michelle Reynolds ’12 is pursuing an M.A. degree in Art History and Museum Studies at Syracuse University.

Westrey Page '12 is pursuing an M.A. degree in art history at the Freie Universitat in Berlin. She participated in the Congress-Bundestag Young Professionals Exchange Program in 2012-13, a competitive fellowship program offered to seventy-five young Americans each year.  The program offers university training followed by an internship of the candidate's choice in Germany in order to develop intercultural exchange between young Americans and German professionals.

Emily Bolton '12 earned an M.A. in Library and Information Science at the University of Washington and is working as the company librarian and music assistant for the Seattle Opera.

Kelsey Eldridge '12 earned an M.A. degree in Art History at the University of Washington in Seattle; Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in art history at Harvard University. See her blogs on Hagia Sophia and on Why Study Art History, along with other topics.

Zoe MacLeod ‘11 earned an M.A. degree in information studies from UCLA, focusing on archives.

Rebekah McKay '10 earned an M.A. degree in Archaeology at the University of Exeter; Currently working as GIS Technician and Lab Technician at the U.S. Geological Survey.

Zoe Fromer ‘10 earned a Master of Arts in Teaching at Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR.

Samantha Barry (Howarth) ‘10 earned an M.A. degree in Art History at American University. Was Manager of Training at the Newseum, Washington, D.C.; Currently is the Visitor Services Coordinator at Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

Katie Ferguson '09 earned an M.A. degree at the Fine and Decorative Arts Program of the Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London.

Andrew Griebeler ’09 is pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Art History at the University of California, Berkeley in Roman, Byzantine, and Medieval Art with the support of the University Pre-doctoral Humanities Fellowship for Graduate Study; Won first prize in the 2012 student essay competition of the International Center of Medieval Art (New York, NY) for his paper: "Picturing Time and Eternity in Sixth-Century Ravenna."; Awarded a two year fellowship (2014-2016) from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to pursue his dissertation research at the Kunsthistorisches Institute in Florence; Awarded a three-year (2016-2019) David E. Finley Fellowship of the CASVA (Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts) intended for research and travel in Europe related to his dissertation on Byzantine manuscripts of herbal medicine. The fellowship also provides a year-long residency at the Center to complete the dissertation and carry out curatorial work.  Andrew was also awarded a Dumbarton Oaks Dissertation Fellowship (declined) and a Townsend Fellowship from UC Berkeley (declined).

Rachael Pullin ‘09 is Curatorial Intern at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She earned an M.A. degree in Art History from American University.  Rachael also served as curatorial and education intern at the Smithsonian.

Lauren Justice ’09 is pursuing a Ph.D. in psychology (2013-2018) at Pacific University, Portland, OR.

Ashley Dowden ’08 completed an M.A. at the Art Business Masters Program of the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York, NY.

Scott Valentine ’07 is pursuing a Master of Design degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Design; Showing his piece Last Suppers at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Sarah Lippai '07 is pursuing an M.A. degree in Art History with a specialization in Roman Art at the University of Washington

Amy Peterson ’06 earned a Master of Science degree in public health at the London Graduate School of Tropical Medicine; Currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the University College London Institute of Education (2015-2019); Director of HIV prevention at ETR Associates.

Michelle Salter ‘07 earned a law degree at the University of Nebraska; Was Associate Attorney at the Nair Law Group; Currently Associate (Manager) at the law practice, Egan LLP allied with Ernst & Young LLP in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 

Tess Kutasz '06 Ph.D. candidate in Art History, Italian Renaissance at Pennsylvania State University.  She held the Katzenberg Fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution's Freer and Sackler Galleries where she worked with Islamic manuscripts in the summer of 2006. She also worked at the Archives of American Art of the Smithsonian Institution in 2006 where she curated an exhibit of recent acquisitions featuring the papers of ceramicists Robert Chapman Turner and Toshiko Takaezu; Recently received a Fulbright Fellowship to Stockholm to carry out work on her dissertation entitled, “Queen Christina of Sweden and the Politics of Antiquities Collecting in Early Modern Rome.”  

Pamela Jaynes (nee Haynes) '03 received an M.A. degree in Art History from the University of Washington in 2005. She runs her own art appraisal company in Seattle (Jaynes Appraisals).

Sarah Titus '03 received an M.A. degree in Archaeological Studies from Yale University in 2006 and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Washington focusing on Roman Art. As an adjunct professor she taught at Utah State University, Weber University, the University of Washington, the University of Puget Sound, and Pacific Lutheran University. She also served as co-director of the Art History Seminar in Rome at the University of Washington.

Brenda Longfellow '94 received her M.A. in art history at the University of Washington and her Ph.D. in classical art and archaeology at the University of Michigan. She is associate professor at the School of Art and Art History of the University of Iowa. Her book Roman Imperialism and Civic Patronage: Form, Meaning and Ideology in Monumental Fountain Complexes (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) was published in 2011. In 2012, she received the Rome Prize Fellowship in Ancient Studies at the American Academy in Rome to research a book she has tentatively titled Past Lives, Present Meanings: Reused Statues in Imperial Rome. The book considers why ancient Roman emperors from Augustus to Constantine incorporated older statues into their newly built monuments and how these new ensembles impacted the developing Roman sense of identity.