Alumnae in the News

Elaine Forbes ’95 to lead Port of San Francisco

Having joined the Port in 2010 as its finance director, Forbes will now serve as executive director for the agency, which controls real estate leases spanning the waterfront from Fisherman’s Wharf to the Ferry Building to AT&T Park.

San Francisco Business Times, October 12, 2016

Fei Wu, MA ’04, and partnering musician reach across borders

Inspired as a student by Mills Professor of Music Fred Frith to “cut clean from [the] past, let things flow naturally,” Wu joins her duo partner in melding Chinese and American folk song melodies, languages, and sentiments in harmony.

The Wall Street Journal, October 11, 2016

Yalitza Ferreras ’07 lands story in Best American Short Stories 2016

Significantly, the honored selection is also the first short story by Ferreras ever published.

Mills Newsroom, October 10, 2016

Jiz Lee ’03 takes aim at stigma against porn stardom

The gender-queer porn performer and activist recently published Coming Out Like a Porn Star, a collection of memoirs by industry colleagues about the prejudices they face in their personal lives and the understanding they deserve.

Huck, October 6, 2016

New York gallery to host solo exhibition featuring Samuel Levi Jones, MFA ’12

Jones physically deconstructs authoritative encyclopedias and law books and rearranges their interiors, exposing “information that is selectively left out” of written history as a sign of systemic social and racial inequality., September 29, 2016

Robin Munsell, MA ’11, selected as principal of middle school in Pleasanton, CA

With a master’s in educational leadership from Mills, the newly appointed Munsell was “lauded...for her instructional leadership and innovation,” in a nearby district, where she “led staff professional development around Common Core state standards, technology, and culturally responsive instruction techniques.”

Pleasanton Patch, September 28, 2016

Schocker, Bolles kick off 19th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival

The two-week Bay Area event, founded by Eddie Schocker, MA ’00, and Dylan Bolles, MA ’99, is a showcase for experimental sound using non-Western tunings and handmade instruments, and for long-duration performance, such as a 14-hour poetry reading by Mills Professor of English Stephen Ratcliffe.

San Francisco Classical Voice, September 21, 2016

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