Alumnae in the News

Art project by Jocelyn Meggait, MFA ’12, encourages reuse of discarded objects

A self-described social practice artist, Meggait creates aesthetically arranged “free piles” in her installations and at her full-time Oakland storefront, where viewers are encouraged to take objects.

East Bay Times, April 1, 2017

Bill Baird, MFA ’14, releases two “companion” albums

The prolific San Francisco-based musician describes the work as “two different expressions of the same thing,” one an exploration of his inner thoughts, the other a reflection on his “place in this crazy world.”

Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express, March 23, 2017

Renee Rutledge, MFA ’07, debuts The Hours of Daydream

Rutledge hopes her first novel—based on a Filipino folktale—will empower Filipino readers and encourage them to share their own stories.

East Bay Times, March 7, 2017

Jessica Gonzalez ’13 develops apps for agriculture

Gonzalez is chief technology officer at a Salinas startup, where she combines her computer science skills and her background growing up in an agriculturally based economy to create digital tools for ag companies.

The Californian, February 15, 2017

Kiran Bawa ’91 follows her heart to the East Coast

Sacrificing her “dream job” as the city of Piedmont’s finance director, Bawa will leave California to join her fiance. She is credited with helping “to move Piedmont forward in significant ways” despite her brief tenure.

East Bay Times, February 14, 2017

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