Alumni Profile

Alumni Profile: Kara Hakanson

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

Alumni Profile: Minrose Straussman

When I signed up for HECUA-Metro Urban Studies Term (now Inequality in America) in 2012, I was hoping to learn how to put my passion for equity in education into action. The notion of praxis HECUA taught me—the idea that I can put social justice values into action through my work—is something I now use daily as a curriculum consultant and writer, helping organizations design their English language arts, English as a Second Language, and social studies courses. Read More »

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Alumni Profile

Krista Pearson, Art for Social Change

When she found HECUA’s programs listed in her course catalog, something clicked. “I thought – this is it! The City Arts experience was the intersection of the hopeful artist and the administrator. It really fit.” HECUA’s emphasis on experiential, hands-on education made intuitive sense to Krista, and the program’s interdisciplinary focus encouraged her to draw connections between her wide-ranging interests. Read More »

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Alumni Profile

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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Study USA

HECUA student becomes HECUA supervisor – Liz and Rosa’s story

Rosa’s supervisor at Open Eye is a HECUA alumna, Liz Schachterle. About 75 per cent of HECUA alums tell us that their time in off-campus study helps them find a job post graduation, and that’s certainly true of Liz. Read More »

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Alumni Profile

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

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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Alumni Profile

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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Featured

“I was in class when the market collapsed.” – Kenza’s story

“Relationship building, knowing different organizations–these are things we developed in the Inequality in America classroom. It gave me context for the ecosystem of nonprofits here, a map of organizations with similar values.” Read More »

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Featured

Building connections and confidence – Darius’ story

“HECUA provided me with access to wise people in the world and in the community. That was the thing I appreciated most: the ability to connect with people.” Read More »

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