Alumnae in the News

US Strongman weightlifter Lisa Pollari Kromer ’98 wins national title

For Kromer and her husband, training for international Strongman competitions is a way to reconnect with each other after a busy week and to travel the world.

Tri-City Herald, July 13, 2016

San Francisco Symphony to celebrate Steve Reich, MA ’63

A week of concerts highlighting the composer’s works will culminate with an 80th birthday celebration honoring Reich’s pioneering musical contributions.

Broadway World, July 13, 2016

Educents founders Whiting and Trabucco save educators over $20 million

Kate Whiting ’11, MBA ’12, and Kaitlyn Trabucco, MBA ’13, created the online marketplace to make affordable, unique learning materials available to teachers and parents while helping small, innovative designers flourish.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 10, 2016

Halona Norton-Westbrook ’05 to oversee collections at Toledo Museum of Art

A museum staffer since 2013, Norton-Westbrook will use her new position to make contemporary art more prevalent in the museum as a whole.

The Blade, July 7, 2016

Jennifer Garrido, MFA ’01, and partner design textiles for the indie crowd in San Francisco

Now in its second season, their studio, See Sun, offers garments for women and kids that are based on easy silhouettes, sun-bleached hues, and prints of abstract squiggles and dots.

San Francisco Chronicle, June 29, 2016

Esther Traugot, MFA ’09, crochets honeybees into art

Her technique involves laying out the carcasses in concentric circles using thin crocheted loops—just one example of the delicate handiwork she affords a variety of found objects, including cherry pits, eucalyptus pods, and barnacles.

East Bay Express, June 28, 2016

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