Alumni Profile

Alumni Profile: Manuel Landron

Photo credit: Pedro Szekely Welcome to HECUA’s Alumni Profile series. Each month we’ll catch up with a HECUA alumni, and see how their time in a HECUA classroom influenced their career goals, their life in the community, and their pursuit of continued education. If you or a friend would like to participate in this series, […] Read More »

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Alumni Profile: Adrian Benjamin

Welcome to HECUA’s Alumni Profile series. Each month we’ll catch up with a HECUA alumni, and see how their time in a HECUA classroom influenced their career goals, their life in the community, and their pursuit of continued education. If you or a friend would like to participate in this series, please email lohmans@hecua.org. This month […] Read More »

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Alumni Profile: Johnnay Leenay

That curated video installation at the Bell Museum foreshadows Johnnay’s professional moves post-graduation. She’s now a Diversity in the Arts Curatorial Fellow at the Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M), in downtown St. Paul. Her grant-funded position is a first for the young museum, and Johnnay is making the most of her time there. She splits her time between educational and public programming, assisting with public program logistics, planning, and artist coordination, as well as facilitation of one of the M’s traveling exhibits. Read More »

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Erica Beebe – Making Media, Making Change

Meet Erica Beebe. Erica was a student in HECUA’s Spring 2016 class of Making Media, Making Change. An English major minoring in Creative Writing and Studies in Cinema and Media Culture, Erica was initially unsure that she would be a good fit for the program. She worried that her lack of technical skills would make it […] Read More »

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Alumni Profile: Tenzin Kunsal

I grew up here, but I’m used to being told I’m not an American--because I am not of white European descent. When I learned about the US and how this nation was founded, created, and developed, it made me more accepting of my complex identity. Read More »

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Alumni Profile: Sarah Peters

Sarah Peters was a City Arts (now Art for Social Change) student in the spring of 1997. She went on to earn her BFA from St. Catherine’s University, and to hold a number of positions within Twin Cities arts institutions and community hubs. Sarah sat down with us over coffee a few weeks ago to […] Read More »

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Alumni Profile: Olivia Boerschinger

I had learned about whiteness in an academic setting but was never asked to look at my own role related to white privilege. Hearing others students’ stories made me realize I do have a story to tell. Read More »

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The Sustainable Supper Club – Megan’s story

Welcome to our new Alumni Profile series. Each month we’ll catch up with a HECUA alumni, and see how their time in a HECUA classroom influenced their career goals, their life in the community, and their pursuit of continued education. If you or a friend would like to participate in this series, please email lohmans@hecua.org […] Read More »

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Grassroots activism, from Palestine to Northern Ireland – Hashem’s story

"I developed skills to negotiate my academic understanding with the ‘real world’ and its realities. I became much less cynical about academia and started seeing not only its shortcomings but also its relevancy." Read More »

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“I feel like I’m learning myself all over again.” – Michelle’s Story

“I feel like I’m learning myself all over again. This organization helps me see what I am capable of, because I can see that it’s all of us together.” Read More »

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