Alumnae in the News

Eliza Severson ’96 to oversee development at Youth Service Bureau

Before joining the counseling service, Severson worked for other Minneapolis-area nonprofits, including the local America Red Cross chapter and the community arts organization COMPAS.

South Washington County Bulletin, August 15, 2016

Dana Reason, MA ’97, to perform at Santa Monica Public Library

The pianist and avant-garde composer is “known for her free-flowing but contoured improvisations.”

Santa Monica Lookout, August 10, 2016

Corey Cottrell Souza ’05 soars to new heights as circus school founder

After traveling to Brazil to continue her dance studies, Souza found herself training at a professional circus school. Now back home in Florida, she's launched one of her own., July 31, 2016

Sheela Bringi ’06 brings live music to yoga class

The Indian classical and avant-garde musician, who performs regularly during yoga classes in Los Angeles, has taken her show on the road to Wanderlust, an annual yoga festival in Whistler, British Columbia.

Pique Newsmagazine, July 28, 2016

Musician Sharmi Basu, MFA ’15, seeks to “decolonize sound”

Basu, who is of Indian descent, advocates for inclusivity in the experimental music scene and for debunking the myth “that noise as a genre miraculously came from white dudes in the suburbs.”

East Bay Express, July 26, 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

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

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

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